Meaning of distinguished

dis•tin•guished

Pronunciation: (di-sting'gwisht), [key]
— adj.
  1. made conspicuous by excellence; noted; eminent; famous: a distinguished scholar.
  2. having an air of distinction, dignity, or eminence: a distinguished old gentleman.
  3. conspicuous; marked.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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