Synonyms for distinction

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-stingk-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈstɪŋk ʃən

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Définition of distinction

Origin :
  • c.1200, "one of the parts into which something is divided;" mid-14c. as "action of distinguishing," from Old French distinction and directly from Latin distinctionem (nominative distinctio) "separation, distinction, discrimination," noun of action from past participle stem of distinguere (see distinguish). Meaning "distinctive nature or character" is late 14c. Meaning "excellence or eminence" (what distinguishes from others) is first recorded 1690s.
  • noun differentiation; feature
  • noun prominence; achievement
Example sentences :
  • He might even qualify for some distinction in it with such a teacher!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Isabel was lodged at the court of France, and treated with distinction.
  • Extract from : « Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II » by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • That distinction Beaufort did not feel; but at a glance it was visible to Philip.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • We may observe a like distinction to run through all the other perceptions of the mind.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • The insinuating traveller complimented her on the justice of the distinction.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Both these young persons of distinction were something the worse for late hours.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • But will you be so good as to inform me why you make this distinction?
  • Extract from : « The Tenant of Wildfell Hall » by Anne Bronte
  • Who do you imagine has it in contemplation to confer a distinction upon you, sir?'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • I desire to imitate the committee in their refinement and delicacy of distinction.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.

Antonyms for distinction

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