Synonyms for distinct

Synonyms for (adjective) distinct

Synonyms: trenchant, clear-cut, distinct

Definition: clearly or sharply defined to the mind

Usage: clear-cut evidence of tampering; Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest; trenchant distinctions between right and wrong

Similar words: clear

Definition: readily apparent to the mind

Usage: a clear and present danger; a clear explanation; a clear case of murder; a clear indication that she was angry; gave us a clear idea of human nature


Synonyms: decided, distinct

Definition: recognizable; marked

Usage: noticed a distinct improvement; at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage

Similar words: definite

Definition: precise; explicit and clearly defined

Usage: I want a definite answer; a definite statement of the terms of the will; a definite amount; definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol; the wedding date is now definite; a definite drop in attendance


Synonyms: distinct

Definition: easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined

Usage: a distinct flavor; a distinct odor of turpentine; a distinct outline; the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette; distinct fingerprints

Similar words: chiseled, well-defined

Definition: having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges

Usage: a finely chiseled nose; well-defined features


Similar words: clean-cut, clear, clear-cut

Definition: clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible

Usage: as clear as a whistle; clear footprints in the snow; the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather; a spire clean-cut against the sky; a clear-cut pattern


Similar words: crisp, sharp

Definition: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined

Usage: a sharp photographic image; the sharp crack of a twig; the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot


Similar words: crystalline

Definition: distinctly or sharply outlined

Usage: crystalline sharpness of outline- John Buchan


Similar words: defined, outlined

Definition: showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary

Usage: hills defined against the evening sky; the setting sun showed the outlined figure of a man standing on the hill


Similar words: knifelike

Definition: having a sharp or distinct edge

Usage: a narrow knifelike profile


Similar words: razor-sharp

Definition: very clearly delineated

Usage: razor-sharp definition


Synonyms: distinct, distinguishable

Definition: (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality

Usage: plants of several distinct types; the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses; gold is distinct from iron; a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech; management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees

Similar words: different

Definition: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

Usage: took different approaches to the problem; came to a different conclusion; different parts of the country; on different sides of the issue; this meeting was different from the earlier one


Synonyms: discrete, distinct

Definition: constituting a separate entity or part

Usage: a government with three discrete divisions; on two distinct occasions

Similar words: separate

Definition: independent; not united or joint

Usage: a problem consisting of two separate issues; they went their separate ways; formed a separate church