Synonyms for distinctiondɪˈstɪŋk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. differentiation, distinction(noun)

    a discrimination between things as different and distinct

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

  2. eminence, distinction, preeminence, note(noun)

    high status importance owing to marked superiority

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, distinction, 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. distinction(noun)

    a distinguishing quality

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, preeminence, note, eminence

  4. distinction(noun)

    a distinguishing difference

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, preeminence, note, eminence

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  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

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