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Meaning of DISTINGUISHING

Pronunciation:  di'stinggwishing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  serving to distinguish or identify a species or group; "the distinguishing mark of the species is its plumage"; "distinctive tribal tattoos"; "we were asked to describe any identifying marks or distinguishing features"
 

DISTINGUISHING is a 14 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: characteristic, distinctive, identifying(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*tin"guish*ing\, a.
Constituting difference, or distinction from everything else;
distinctive; peculiar; characteristic.

      The distinguishing doctrines of our holy religion.
                                               --Locke.

{Distinguishing pennant} (Naut.), a special pennant by which
   any particular vessel in a fleet is recognized and
   signaled. --Simmonds.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accurate, appreciative, characteristic, characterizing, contrastive, critical, delicate, diacritical, diagnostic, differencing, differential, differentiative, discriminate, discriminating, discriminative, distinctive, exact, exemplary, fastidious, fine, idiosyncratic, individualizing, individuating, natural, naturalistic, nice, normal, peculiar, personalizing, precise, quintessential, realistic, refined, regular, sample, selective, sensitive, separative, subtle, tactful, true to form, true to type, typal, typic, typical, usual
 

 

 

 

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