Synonyms of distinction in English:

distinction


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noun

1‘the distinction between academic and vocational qualifications’

SYNONYMS
difference, contrast, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, divergence, variance, variation
division, separation, differentiation, contradistinction, discrimination, segregation, dividing line, gulf, gap, chasm
ANTONYMS

similarity

2‘a painter of distinction’

SYNONYMS
importance, significance, note, consequence, account
renown, fame, celebrity, prominence, eminence, pre-eminence, repute, reputation, honour, prestige, status, high standing, illustriousness, name, mark, rank
merit, worth, greatness, excellence, glory, quality, superiority
ANTONYMS

mediocrity

3‘he had served with distinction in the Great War’

SYNONYMS
honour, credit, excellence, merit