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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdistinctivedis‧tinc‧tive /dɪˈstɪŋktɪv/ ●●○ AWL adjective  DIFFERENThaving a special quality, character, or appearance that is different and easy to recognize a rock band with a distinctive soundsee thesaurus at differentdistinctively adverbdistinctiveness noun [uncountable]
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distinctiveThe Provencale beef daube and the zucchini casserole, for instance, were decent but not distinctive.Whatever you think of Larkin's poetry, it's certainly distinctive.Male birds have distinctive blue and yellow markings.The most distinctive feature of the building is its enormous dome-shaped roof.The manufacturer makes products to match the retailer's specifications and these are labelled with the retailer's own distinctive label.These arrangements entrenched a distinctive land-owning pattern among the peasantry and perpetuated the peasantry's distance from other social estates.It was like a jazz class to some extent but with all the rather distinctive movements he had for his actual choreography.There is much evidence that the fluctuation field involves distinctive patterns of motion.A black widow spider has a distinctive red hourglass marking on its stomach.One particular strain lives only in the San Francisco Bay Area and gives the sourdough bread from that region its distinctive taste.A skyscraper would obviously be more distinctive than a low bulky design.It is a small species with a distinctive yellow stripe down its back.
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