well-distinguished

distinguished

[dih-sting-gwisht]
adjective
1.
made conspicuous by excellence; noted; eminent; famous: a distinguished scholar. renowned, illustrious.
2.
having an air of distinction, dignity, or eminence: a distinguished old gentleman.
3.
conspicuous; marked.

Origin:
1600–10; distinguish + -ed2

distinguishedly, adverb
nondistinguished, adjective
well-distinguished, adjective

distinctive, distinguishable, distinguished.


1. See famous.
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distinguished (dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt)
 
adj
1.  noble or dignified in appearance or behaviour
2.  eminent; famous; celebrated

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distinguished
pp. adj. from distinguish; originally "nobly impressive," special sense of "famous, celebrated," recorded from 1714.
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