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It is a distinguishing characteristic of the breed that religious fanatics have a particularly lurid sexual imagination.

And respectable obscurity has ever been the distinguishing characteristic of Godalming.

The most distinguishing characteristic of the apes and of the nearly related lemurs has not hitherto been definitely pointed out.

And the most deadly of all was the small one whose distinguishing characteristic was its wings, which crossed over its back.

"Invariably to see the general in the particular is the distinguishing characteristic of genius," says Schopenhauer.

A distinguishing characteristic of the trade unions of this time was the predominance in them of the foreign element.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distinguishing characteristic, such as: feature, keynote, lineament, mannerism, particularity, and point of character.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.