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English definition of “distinctive”


adjective uk   /dɪˈstɪŋk.tɪv/ us  
C1 Something that is distinctive is easy to recognize because it is different from other things: a distinctive smell/taste She's got a very distinctive voice.Different and differenceUnique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of quality
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Unique and unusualGood, better and best in terms of qualityDifferent and difference
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Different and differenceExceptional qualities, things and people
(Definition of distinctive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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