Distinctly vs Significant - What's the difference?

distinctly | significant |

As an adverb distinctly

is in a distinct manner.

As an adjective significant is

signifying something; carrying meaning.

As a noun significant is

that which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.




(en adverb)
  • In a distinct manner.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=17 citation , passage=Commander Birch was a trifle uneasy when he found there was more than a popple on the sea; it was, in fact, distinctly choppy.}}
  • * 2007 , Stephen R. Donaldson, Fatal Revenant , ISBN 978-0-399-15446-1, p. 192,
  • "Aloud," he said distinctly, "the Seven Words are spoken thus. Melenkurion abatha. Duroc minas mill. Harad khabaal. "


    * indistinctly




    (en adjective)
  • Signifying something; carrying meaning.
  • a significant''' word or sound; a '''significant look
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • It was well said of Plotinus, that the stars were significant , but not efficient.
  • Having a covert or hidden meaning.
  • Having a noticeable or major effect; notable.
  • That was a significant step in the right direction.
    The First World War was a significant event.
  • Reasonably large in number or amount.
  • (statistics) Having a low probability of occurring by chance (for example, having high correlation and thus likely to be related).
  • Synonyms

    * important


    * insignificant * ignorable * negligible * slight


    (en noun)
  • That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
  • (Wordsworth)
  • * Shakespeare
  • In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts.
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