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distinguishing at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


distinguishing at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "distinguishing":
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

distinguishing at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Difference): differing, different, diverse, heterogeneous, multifarious, distinguishable, dissimilar, varied, modified, diversified, various, divers, all manner of, all kinds of, variform, other, another, not the same, unequal, unmatched, widely apart, poles apart, distinctive, characteristic, discriminative, distinguishing, incommensurable, incommensurate.

Distinguishing at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Distinguish \Dis*tin"guish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Distinguished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distinguishing}.] [F.
distinguer, L. distinguere, distinctum; di- = dis- +
stinguere to quench, extinguish; prob. orig., to prick, and
so akin to G. stechen, E. stick, and perh. sting. Cf.
1. Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make
distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to
mark off by some characteristic.

Not more distinguished by her purple vest, Than by
the charming features of her face. --Dryden.

Milton has distinguished the sweetbrier and the
eglantine. --Nares.

2. To separate by definition of terms or logical division of
a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish
sounds into high and low.

Moses distinguished the causes of the flood into
those that belong to the heavens, and those that
belong to the earth. --T. Burnet.

3. To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic
quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything)
from other things with which it might be confounded; as,
to distinguish the sound of a drum.

We are enabled to distinguish good from evil, as
well as truth from falsehood. --Watts.

Nor more can you distinguish of a man, Than of his
outward show. --Shak.

4. To constitute a difference; to make to differ.

Who distinguisheth thee? --1 Cor. iv.
7. (Douay

5. To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make
eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by
or for.``To distinguish themselves by means never tried
before.'' --Johnson.

Syn: To mark; discriminate; differentiate; characterize;
discern; perceive; signalize; honor; glorify.

Distinguishing \Dis*tin"guish*ing\, a.
Constituting difference, or distinction from everything else;
distinctive; peculiar; characteristic.

The distinguishing doctrines of our holy religion.

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

distinguishing at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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" [syn: {distinctive}, {identifying(a)}]

distinguishing at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: present participle of » distinguish


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • That serves to distinguish.

    Derived terms

    * distinguishing penant


    Inter: trans-top » that serves to distinguish
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|rozlišující
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tunnusomainen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|distinctif

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » distinguishing
    Translation: et » distinguishing
    Translation: el » distinguishing
    Translation: fr » distinguishing
    Translation: ko » distinguishing
    Translation: ku » distinguishing
    Translation: hu » distinguishing
    Translation: mg » distinguishing
    Translation: my » distinguishing
    Translation: nl » distinguishing
    Translation: ja » distinguishing
    Category: simple:distinguishing -
    Translation: sv » distinguishing
    Translation: ta » distinguishing
    Translation: te » distinguishing
    Translation: vi » distinguishing
    Translation: zh » distinguishing