distinguished

Being distinguished is a good thing: it implies good behavior, sharp dress, and an excellent reputation. Distinguished people are respected.

When we say someone is distinguished, we're expressing respect for them. Usually, someone distinguished is older: distinguished people are wise, accomplished, and professional-looking — and usually have an impressive reputation to match. A teenager can't really be distinguished. They're too young to look the part, and they haven't done enough to earn the title. We admire people who are distinguished.

Definitions of distinguished
1

adj (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation

“our distinguished professor”
Synonyms:
eminent
important, of import
of great significance or value

adj used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

“his distinguished bearing”
Synonyms:
grand, imposing, magisterial
dignified
having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance

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