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distinguished

adjective uk   /dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃt/ us  
B2 used to describe a respected and admired person, or their work: a distinguished writer/director/politician a distinguished career used to describe a person, especially an older person, who looks formal, stylish, or wise: I think grey hair on a man can look very distinguished.
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