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distinct distinctive distinguished
If one thing is distinct from another, there is an important difference between them.
You describe something as distinct when it is clear and definite.
You use distinctive to describe things which have a special quality that makes them easy to recognize.
A distinguished person is very successful, famous, or important.
|Adj.||1.||distinctive - of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!"|
characteristic - typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"
|2.||distinctive - capable of being classified|
identifiable - capable of being identified
distinctive[dɪsˈtɪŋktɪv] ADJ [sound, colour] → característico; [flavour, smell, voice] → inconfundible, característico; [plumage, fur] → distintivo, característico; [style] → característico, particular; [clothing, decor] → peculiar, particular
one of the distinctive features of Elizabethan architecture → uno de los rasgos característicos de la arquitectura isabelina
stone walls are a distinctive feature of the countryside → los muros de piedra son característicos del campo
what was most distinctive about him was his extreme nervousness → lo que más le caracterizaba era su extremo nerviosismo