Distinctive vs Colorful - What's the difference?

distinctive | colorful |


As adjectives the difference between distinctive and colorful

is that distinctive is that serves to distinguish between things while colorful is possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour|colors.

distinctive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • that serves to distinguish between things
  • that is characteristic or typical of something
  • colorful

    English

    Alternative forms

    * colourful (Commonwealth English)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Possessing]] prominent and varied [[colour, colors.
  • * 1895 , The Annual of the British School at Athens
  • It was a colourful vase with red and white hoops on the lid, and red bands above and below the main frieze. These bands also carry a metope pattern in white of triple lines and blobs, which can just be distinguished on the photographs.
  • Interesting, multifaceted, energetic, distinctive.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1895, author=H. Walter Staner and Henry Sturmey, title=The Autocar,
  • passage=One of the most colourful' people in motor racing, he writes in a ' colourful manner.}}
  • (euphemistic) Profane, obscene, offensive (usually in the phrase colourful language ).
  • * 2002 , news.bbc.co.uk
  • Hussain celebrated reaching his ton with a gesture towards the media centre, pointing to the number three on the back of his shirt and offering some colourful language.