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Synonyms for distinction
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distinction

    A characteristic belongs to the nature or character of the person, thing, or class, and serves to identify an object; as, a copper-colored skin, high cheek-bones, and straight, black hair are characteristics of the American Indian. A sign is manifest to an observer; a mark or a characteristic may be more difficult to discover; an insensible person may show signs of life, while sometimes only close examination will disclose marks of violence. Pallor is ordinarily a mark of fear; but in some brave natures it is simply a characteristic of intense earnestness. Mark is sometimes used in a good, but often in a bad sense; we speak of the characteristic of a gentleman, the mark of a villain. Compare ATTRIBUTE; CHARACTER.

    Synonyms:
    attribute, attribute, character, characteristic, feature, indication, mark, peculiarity, property, quality, sign, singularity, trace, trait

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distinction

    Synonyms:
    difference, separation, dignity, eminence

    Antonyms:
    unity, identity, debasement, insignificance, degradation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. differentiation, distinctionnoun

    a discrimination between things as different and distinct

    "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

    Synonyms:
    specialization, preeminence, note, specialisation, eminence, differentiation

  2. eminence, distinction, preeminence, notenoun

    high status importance owing to marked superiority

    "a scholar of great eminence"

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, annotation, tubercle, note, government note, banknote, banker's bill, preeminence, bank bill, short letter, eminence, musical note, bill, bank note, tuberosity, line, notation, tone, greenback, note of hand, promissory note, billet

  3. distinctionnoun

    a distinguishing quality

    "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, preeminence, note, eminence

  4. distinctionnoun

    a distinguishing difference

    "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, preeminence, note, eminence

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    discrimination, notation of difference

  2. distinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    repute, reputation, celebrity, note, name, fame, renown, account, credit, respectability, eminence, superiority

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    discrimination, eminence, celebrity, renown, fame, repute, prominence

    Antonyms:
    indistinction, indiscrimination promiscuity, obscurity

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How to use distinction in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Melvoin:

    I'm not judging people, I'm judging their actions. It's the same type of distinction that I try to apply to myself, to judge, but not be judgmental.

  2. Alan Watts:

    We are not clear as to the role in life of these chemicals; nor are we clear as to the role of the physician. You know, of course, that in ancient times there was no clear distinction between priest and physician.

  3. The European Court of Justice:

    The court of justice finds that G4S’s internal rule refers to the wearing of visible signs of political, philosophical or religious beliefs and therefore covers any manifestation of such beliefs without distinction. The rule thus treats all employees to the undertaking in the same way, notably by requiring them, generally and without any differentiation, to dress neutrally.

  4. Thea McDonald:

    President Trump has consistently and rightly said that where a voter can not make it to the polls, they should request an absentee ballot, the President has also correctly distinguished between chaos-ridden universal mail-in voting systems, like the one that led to California's train wreck primary, and traditional absentee mail voting systems, like the tried and true system in North Carolina — a distinction Democrats and many in the mainstream media purposely ignore to sow confusion.

  5. Anastasia Radina:

    Proper action for Ukraine right now, for support to Ukraine right now, would be weaponry, ukraine is constantly asking for weaponry and not only defensive weaponry, but also offensive weaponry. In our situation, this distinction between defensive and offensive is, frankly speaking, humiliating. In our situation, all weapons are defensive because we are defending our lands.


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