Definitions of distinct

  1. clearly or sharply defined to the mind; " clear- cut evidence of tampering"; " Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct... intentions of conquest"; " trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
  2. recognizable; marked; " noticed a distinct improvement"; " at a distinct ( or decided) disadvantage"
  3. constituting a separate entity or part; " a government with three discrete divisions"; " on two distinct occasions"
  4. easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; " a distinct flavor"; " a distinct odor of turpentine"; " a distinct outline"; " the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; " distinct fingerprints"
  5. ( often followed by ` from') not alike; different in nature or quality; " plants of several distinct types"; " the word ` nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses"; " gold is distinct from iron"; " a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech"; " management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"
  6. Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
  7. Marked; variegated.
  8. Not identical; different; individual.
  9. So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well- defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.
  10. To distinguish.
  11. Distinctness.
  12. Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; - with from.
  13. Separate; different; clear; plain.
  14. Distinetly.
  15. Separate: different: well- defined: clear.
  17. Clear; plain; disjoined; separate.
  18. Definitely separated; separate; clearly defined; variegated. See Distinguish.
  19. Not the same in number or kind; separate; clear; different; plain; obvious; not confused.

Antonyms for distinct

ditto, remote, Obfuscated, ambiguous, clouded, negligible, unknowable, blurred, conceptual, dark, delphic, dubious, outside, allied, nebulose, blear, equivocal, notional, equal, blurry, Resembling, atypical, patchwork, homologous, connate, nebulous, uniform, divers, tantamount, indeterminate, enigmatical, invisible, parallel, miscellaneous, all-around, academic, subtle, nonobvious, sketchy, undefined, promiscuous, abstruse, interchangeable, unclouded, mysterious, matching, related, imperceptible, ragtag, homological, fragile, myriad, dim, esoteric, kindred, abstract, cryptic, undecipherable, pale, hazy, vague, comparable, amorphous, slim, insensible, bleary, Fuliginous, alike, faint, indistinct, manifold, eclectic, opaque, murky, kitchen sink, misty, affiliated, deep, doubtful, untypical, equivalent, mystic, perplexing, metaphysical, universal, generic, magpie, ideal, nonexclusive, obscure, broad, unnoticeable, undetermined, analogous, speculative, indiscriminate, indistinguishable, piebald, cognate, similar, like, corresponding, formless, unshaped, shapeless, frail, indiscernible, questionable, uncharacteristic, overall, foggy, suchlike, incomprehensible, unreadable, multifarious, cloudy, assorted, inconspicuous, impalpable, identical, Resemblant, unclear, recondite, muzzy, unintelligible, selfsame, varied, wispy, gauzy, duplicate, unobtrusive, noncommital, discreet, suppositional, inscrutable, reciprocal, off, small, illegible, mutual, even, uncertain, occult, turbid, indefinite, hypothetical, ideational, bird's eye, kin, correspondent, elliptical, gray, unapparent, same, shadowy, generalized, bedimmed, homogenous, conjectural, such, unformed, correlative, arcane, veiled, slight, inappreciable, inexplicit, unfathomable, general, mixed, profound, raggle-taggle, homogeneous, enigmatic, indecipherable, very, nonspecific, fuzzy, double-edged, theoretical, unstructured, motley, akin, slippery, coequal, imprecise.

Quotes of distinct

  1. In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names. – Mortimer Adler
  2. The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other. – Honore de Balzac
  3. King Lear alone among these plays has a distinct double action. Besides this, it is impossible, I think, from the point of view of construction, to regard the hero as the leading figure. – Andrew Coyle Bradley
  4. I like business and personal life to be distinct – Carter Burwell
  5. Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable. – Rene Daumal
  6. Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them. – John Drinkwater
  7. Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas. – George Eliot
  8. But the best teams I've encountered have one important thing in common: their team structure and processes cover a full range of distinct competencies necessary for success. – Jesse James Garrett
  9. We suspect Dr. Clutterbuck's sense of hearing must be injured: for him the 'ear trumpet' magnifies but distorts sound, rendering it less distinct than before. – Robert James Graves
  10. Any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage. – Bruce Henderson
  11. Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct when they are confronted with a situation where they're going to have to make a serious compromise, they react very negatively publicly, but they also recognize when they step back that this is right. – John Hickenlooper
  12. Wash four distinct and separate times, using lots of lather each time from individual bars of soap. – Howard Hughes
  13. The old series of sittings with Mrs. Piper convinced me of survival for reasons which I should find it hard to formulate in any strict fashion, but that was their distinct effect. – Oliver Joseph Lodge
  14. The practice of the law is a perfectly distinct art. – Frederick Pollock
  15. What we learned quite early on is what was really important to early British pop that we produced -and this is where we were distinct from almost everybody else in this respect -is that it had to reflect exactly what the audience wanted us to say. – Pete Townshend

Usage examples for distinct

  1. He is rather a distinct species of undergraduate. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  2. " Mr. Jessop," John said, in a loud, distinct voice, that all might hear him, " I have the pleasure to open an account with you. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  3. On the contrary, this passage was always considered to be the most distinct and glorious of all the Messianic prophecies. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  4. I did not see him again, and I am not sure now that his gift was very distinct or very great. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  5. This thing of his was a distinct success. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  6. There was something not ice within it, which grew more and more distinct as I gazed, until at last I plainly distinguished the form of my grandmother lying as then when my aunt made me touch her face. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  7. Now the green hat she had winter before last was- Don't you think those mountains are dreadfully bright and distinct – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  8. On the other hand, Fulke's own views had a distinct value. – Early Theories of Translation by Flora Ross Amos
  9. Every stone stood out that clear and distinct I could have counted 'em. – The Happy Family by Bertha Muzzy Bower
  10. They may and usually do have distinct fields of employment, each doing the thing for which he is, or supposed to be, best prepared. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  11. There was a distinct change in the temper of the crew. – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  12. This is a distinct advance. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  13. Presently he spoke- his voice was faint yet distinct – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  14. I"- she spoke with distinct pressure-" I am a wife who can understand. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. It left a very distinct mark on Russia. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. The signal was made by two distinct rings. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  17. By the more general rule the land must be connected in a single piece, though in some states the pieces may be distinct – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  18. I carry to this day a distinct recollection of her appearance in the garden on that day. – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward
  19. Mr. Lanley, though a small man and now over sixty, had a distinct presence. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  20. That there is here a distinct loss cannot, I think, be denied. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde