contraddistinguere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

contra- +‎ distinguere

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kon.trad.disˈtin.ɡwe.re/

Verb[edit]

contraddistìnguere (first-person singular present contraddistìnguo, first-person singular past historic contraddistìnsi, past participle contraddistìnto, auxiliary avere) (transitive)

  1. to mark, to distinguish with a mark
  2. to characterize
    l'ha sempre contraddistinto uno spiccato ottimismo
    he has always been characterized by a particular optimism

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