with distinction

with distinction
in a way that is recognized as being extremely good bad

He fought with distinction in the First World War.

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Main entry: distinction

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  • distinction — [di stiŋk′shən] n. [ME distinccioun < OFr distinction < L distinctio < pp. of distinguere: see DISTINGUISH] 1. the act of making or keeping distinct; differentiation between or among things 2. the condition of being different; difference …   English World dictionary

  • with flying colours — With distinction or brilliance • • • Main Entry: ↑colour * * * with flying colours phrase very successfully They both passed with flying colours. Thesaurus: successfulsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • with flying colours — ► with flying colours with distinction. Main Entry: ↑flying …   English terms dictionary

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  • distinction — n. differentiation 1) to draw, make a distinction 2) to blur a distinction 3) a clear cut; dubious; fine; subtle distinction 4) a distinction between eminence superiority 5) to enjoy, have, hold a distinction (he holds the dubious distinction of… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • distinction — dis|tinc|tion [ dı stıŋkʃən ] noun *** 1. ) count a difference between two things: In practice, these distinctions are often blurred (=not made very clear). distinction between: Do other countries have the same distinction between amateur and… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • distinction */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈstɪŋkʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms distinction : singular distinction plural distinctions 1) [countable] a difference between two things In practice, these distinctions are often blurred (= not made very clear). distinction between: Do other …   English dictionary

  • distinction — noun 1 clear difference ADJECTIVE ▪ critical, crucial, important, key, main, major, vital ▪ basic, essential …   Collocations dictionary

  • distinction — dis|tinc|tion W2S3 [dıˈstıŋkʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(difference)¦ 2¦(excellence)¦ 3¦(being special)¦ 4¦(result)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(DIFFERENCE)¦ [U and C] a clear difference or separation between two similar things distinction between ▪ the distinction… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • distinction — noun Date: 13th century 1. a. archaic division b. class 4 2. the distinguishing of a difference < without distinction as to race, sex, or religion >; also the difference distinguished < the …   New Collegiate Dictionary