Synonyms of 'distinction'
in the sense of consequence
significance or importanceHe was a sad little man of no consequence.
in the sense of contrast
a difference which is clearly seen when two things are comparedThe contrast between the two pieces of artwork was very striking.
in the sense of credit
praise or approval, as for an achievement or qualityIt would be wrong of us to take all the credit for this result.
in the sense of deviation
Deviation from the norm is not tolerated.
in the sense of differential
the difference between rates of pay for different types of labour, esp. within a company or industryIndustrial wage differentials widened.
in the sense of discernment
their lack of discernment and acceptance of inferior quality
in the sense of discrepancy
a conflict or variation between facts, figures, or claimsthe discrepancy between press and radio reports
in the sense of discrimination
the ability to see fine distinctionsthe ewe's discrimination between her own and alien lambs
in the sense of disparity
economic disparities between countries
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