distinctness, n. 1. separatenesss, discreteness, individuality, unconnectedness; difference, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, unlikeness, disparateness.
2. clearness, vividness, graphicness, manifestness, obviousness, plainness; certainness, lucidity, pointedness, unmistakableness, unambiguousness.
3. unusualness, uncommonness, rareness, uniqueness, notableness; singularity, singularness, peculiarity, exceptionalness, exceptionality.
distinguish, v. 1. single out, set apart, mark off, point out, signalize; demarcate, delimit, fix, circumscribe.
2. differentiate, discriminate, judge, ascertain, decide, determine; tell, tell the difference, tell apart, tell between, tell which is which or who's who.
3. perceive, discern, see, note, make out; descry, detect, notice, espy; recognize, identify, apprehend, observe.
4. make famous, dignify, celebrate, honor, ennoble; memorialize, immortalize, solemnize, commemorate, glorify; salute, bestow honor upon, applaud, commend; extol, lionize, praise, acclaim.
5. classify, categorize, group, grade, size, rate; specify, characterize, particularize, individualize, stigmatize; define, denote, detail, indicate, designate, point to, tag, name, label; segregate, separate, docket.
distinguishable, adj. evident, plain, clear, manifest, well-marked; noticeable, perceivable, recognizable, conspicuous, discernible.
distinguished, adj. 1. conspicuous, marked, distinct, salient, pointed; striking, staring, stark, outstanding, signal; flagrant, in bold print, in bold relief, right in front of one's eyes, standing out like a sore thumb, at the tip of one's nose; eye-catching, eye-filling, well-defined, explicit, articulate.
2. noted, eminent, famous, well-known, celebrated, esteemed; renowned, illustrious, prominent, preeminent, notable, Archaic, eximious; legendary, immortal, fabled, memorable; honorable, venerable, revered, respected.
3. dignified, distingud, grand, stately, august; imposing, majestic, magnificent, exalted, imperious; lordly, noble, kingly, imperial, princely, magisterial; aristocratic, well-bred, genteel, gentle, to the manner born, blue-blooded.
distort, v. 1. deform, misshape, twist, turn awry, wrench; mangle, wring, wrest, writhe; contort, gnarl, screw, knot, warp; buckle, wrinkle, curl, crumple, bend, crook; grimace, snarl, pout, screw up one's face, mow, make a face; disfigure, mutilate, deface, mar, blemish.
2. pervert, misrepresent, falsify, fabricate, invert, Scot. thraw; torture, doctor, tamper with; color, varnish, slant, bias; exaggerate, stretch, overdraw, strain; embroider, embellish, dress up; misinterpret, belie, misquote, misconstrue, misstate, misrender, misre-port; garble, slur, mutter, mumble.
distortion, n. 1. deformation, contortion, mis-shapement, anamorphosis, anamorphism; wryness, crookedness, twistedness; asymmetry, disproportion, lopsidedness; deformity, curvature, bend, malformation, Path, kyphosis; disfigurement, defacement, mutilation.
2. twist, wrench, wrest, wring; gnarl, knot, knar, warp; curl, buckle, wrinkle; grimace, snarl, rictus, Fr. moue, pout, mow.
3. misrepresentation, perversion, falsification, fabrication, inversion, confabulation; misstatement, misinterpretation, misconstruction; exaggeration, embellishment, embroidery; coloring, false coloring, bias, slant.