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distinguishedadjective

 us   /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.
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distinguishedadjective

uk   /dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃt/  us   /dɪˈstɪŋ.ɡwɪʃt/
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