1. distinguished

adjective. ['dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃt'] (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation.


  • important


  • ordinary
  • poor

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Words that Rhyme with Distinguished

  • extinguished

Example sentences of the word distinguished

1. Verb, past participle
It can be easily distinguished from lawn grass by its clump-like form.

Quotes containing the word distinguished

1. I’m just sick of ego, ego, ego. My own and everybody else’s. I’m sick of everybody that wants to get somewhere, do something distinguished and all, be somebody interesting. It’s disgusting.
- J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

2. A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.
- Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

3. Most lives are not distinguished by great achievements. They are measured by an infinite number of small ones. Each time you do a kindness for someone or bring a smile to his face, it gives your life meaning. Never doubt your value, little friend. The world would be a dismal place without you in it. (tweaked version of a passage from Scandal in Spring)
- Lisa Kleypas, Scandal in Spring

2. distinguished

adjective. ['dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃt'] used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person.


  • grand
  • imposing
  • magisterial


  • inelegant
  • discomposed
  • humble
  • ignoble