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English definition of “distinguished”

distinguished

adjective    /dɪˈstɪŋ·ɡwɪʃt/
(of a person or a body of work ) respected and admired for excellence : He had a long and distinguished career as a diplomat . A person , esp . an older person , might be described as being distinguished in appearance if the person looks important and respected .
(Definition of distinguished adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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