(adjective, verb)


1. (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation

- our distinguished professor

Similar word(s): important

2. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

- his distinguished bearing

Similar word(s): dignified, grand, imposing, magisterial

Sentences with distinguished as an adjective:

- The lecture was attended by many distinguished mathematicians.

- Her father was a distinguished gentleman, albeit a poor one.

- Let X be a topological space with a distinguished point p.


1. simple past tense and past participle of distinguish