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marked

adjective
     
marked W3
1 [only before noun] very easy to notice [= noticeable]:
a marked lack of enthusiasm
The patient showed a marked improvement in her condition after changing medication.
Miller's organized desk stood in marked contrast to the rest of the office.
2

marked man/woman

a person who is in danger because someone wants to harm them
markedly adverb:
Johnson and Rivera have markedly different leadership styles.

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