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1. characteristic

adjective. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] typical or distinctive.

Synonyms

  • symptomatic
  • diagnostic
  • typical
  • peculiar

Antonyms

  • atypical
  • antinode
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Distinguishing Characteristic

  • sensationalistic
  • individualistic
  • uncharacteristic
  • propagandistic
  • expressionistic
  • primitivistic
  • oligopolistic
  • materialistic
  • impressionistic
  • imperialistic
  • relativistic
  • paternalistic
  • monopolistic
  • deterministic
  • capitalistic
  • antiballistic
  • antagonistic
  • anachronistic
  • stalinistic
  • ritualistic
  • pugilistic
  • polytheistic
  • pluralistic
  • opportunistic
  • naturalistic
  • nationalistic
  • narcissistic
  • militaristic
  • humanistic
  • feudalistic

Example sentences of the word distinguishing-characteristic


1. Noun Phrase
One distinguishing characteristic of mud daubers is a thin, threadlike waist.

2. Noun Phrase
Raccoons and opossums are nearly unmistakable creatures as both have distinguishing characteristics.

3. Noun Phrase
A distinguishing characteristic of Catholic churches compared to other denominations is the large presence of candles.

4. Noun Phrase
Discrimination involves unfair treatment because of a distinguishing characteristic such as gender, race, religious background or disability.

2. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] a prominent attribute or aspect of something.

Synonyms

  • attracter
  • centrepiece
  • dimension
  • centerpiece
  • attractor
  • attribute
  • feature
  • external
  • peculiarity
  • invariant
  • facet
  • excellence
  • aspect
  • sex characteristic
  • safety feature
  • badge
  • contour
  • excellency
  • property
  • distinctive feature
  • sexual characteristic
  • attraction
  • distinguishing characteristic
  • magnet
  • sex character

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • immediacy
  • congruousness

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] a distinguishing quality.

Synonyms

  • indirectness
  • safeness
  • curableness
  • ruralism
  • recommendation
  • trademark
  • rurality
  • robustness
  • aspect
  • dangerousness
  • incurableness
  • saving grace
  • curability
  • incompatibility
  • passport
  • quality
  • hallmark
  • earmark
  • straightness
  • directness
  • nature
  • compatibility
  • streak
  • incurability
  • spot
  • stylemark

Antonyms

  • safeness
  • indirectness
  • compatibility
  • incompatibility
  • curability
  • incurability
  • curableness
  • dangerousness
  • incurableness

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2.

Synonyms

  • integer

Antonyms

  • wholesomeness
  • inutility

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. characteristic

noun. ['ˌkɛrɪktɝˈɪstɪk'] any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions.

Synonyms

  • property

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undock

Etymology

  • χαρακτηριστικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • χαρακτηρίζω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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