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See definition of distinctions on Dictionary.com
  • noundifferentiation; feature
  • nounprominence; achievement

synonyms for distinctions

  • characteristic
  • contrast
  • difference
  • discrepancy
  • discrimination
  • divergence
  • division
  • judgment
  • nicety
  • perception
  • quality
  • sensitivity
  • separation
  • acumen
  • acuteness
  • analysis
  • clearness
  • diagnosis
  • differential
  • discernment
  • discreteness
  • discretion
  • dissimilarity
  • dissimilitude
  • divergency
  • earmark
  • estimation
  • individuality
  • mark
  • marking
  • otherness
  • particularity
  • peculiarity
  • penetration
  • qualification
  • refinement
  • sharpness
  • tact
  • unlikeness
  • alterity
  • dissemblance
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antonyms for distinctions

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  • accord
  • agreement
  • concurrence
  • conformity
  • harmony
  • likeness
  • sameness
  • similarity
  • uniformity
  • unity
  • carelessness
  • inability
  • indiscretion
  • thoughtlessness
  • insignificance
  • lowliness
  • mediocrity
  • unimportance
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How to use distinctions in a sentence

Decide about it, ye that are learned in the ethnographic distinctions of our race—but heaven defend us from the Bourbonnaises!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
But the new Marshal cared little for the life of a courtier, much as he prized his military distinctions.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
It may, therefore, be as well to point out the principal distinctions between this bird and the Common Bittern last mentioned.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
Probably the difference between the two is not sufficiently known; it may, therefore, be as well to point out the distinctions.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
Distinctions were drawn; precedents were cited; and at length the question was put, that Mr. Montague do withdraw.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
For that evening, at least, class distinctions were for once forgotten in King's Warren.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
It was the old earth music, and it drowned the recollection of social conventions and caste distinctions.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
Nowadays a high-school would ignore such distinctions and absorb them all—whether for better or worse is a matter of opinion.
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
Within the craft, too, the distinctions were only caused by differences in the degrees of wealth.
THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
On the contrary, the course of the discussion has led us to recognise distinctions of this kind in more than one instance.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
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