[ UK /dɪstˈɪŋktɪvli/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɪŋktɪvɫi/ ]
  1. in an identifiably distinctive manner
    the distinctively conservative district of the county
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How To Use distinctively In A Sentence

  • Peace, prosperity, democracy, environmental conservation and the elimination of racism and ethnocentrism are all overtly gender-neutral ideals, but each of them is also a distinctively women's issue.
  • Democritus called his primordial element an atom; Anaxagoras, too, conceived a primordial element, but he called it merely a seed or thing; he failed to christen it distinctively. A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume I: The Beginnings of Science
  • Even if you don't own a bird, these splendid cages make for unusual and decorative souvenirs with a distinctively Chinese look.
  • Garments with a burnout pattern tend to be heavy, because of the weight of the base fabric, leading them to drape distinctively.
  • The result has been a number of works of art in the distinctively postmodern genre of historiographical metafiction.
  • From this vantage point, contemporary sport no longer seems a distinctively modern phenomenon. Times, Sunday Times
  • The fact that the genealogy of such claims is so distinctively national does not in itself disqualify them: any general truth will have a local point of origin.
  • It's played out in cinema-verité, all rough cutting, long track shots and, in the end, a distinctively and deliberately unpolished style.
  • Linguine carbonara, though Italian rather than French in style, is delicious, with a distinctively creamy taste.
  • Both leopards and jaguars have a similar brownish yellow base fur colour, which is distinctively marked with dark rosette markings.
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