distinctive

[Dis*tinc┬Ětive]

Her big eyes and plump lips are distinctive features that make her a great model. These are just some of the special features that distinguish her.

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Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.

Adjective S.
of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing; "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!"

Adjective S.
serving to distinguish or identify a species or group; "the distinguishing mark of the species is its plumage"; "distinctive tribal tattoos"; "we were asked to describe any identifying marks or distinguishing features"

Adjective S.
possible to classify


a.
Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.

a.
Having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating.


Distinctive

Dis*tinc"tive , a. [Cf. F. distinctif.] 1. Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.
The distinctive character and institutions of New England.
2. Having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.

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Usage Examples

Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be.

Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.

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Other Usage Examples

I think our failure in the production of good town churches of distinctive character must have struck you often, as it has me, when contrasted with our comparative success in country churches.

I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don't have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We're very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.

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