Obvious vs. Distinct — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Obvious and Distinct
Easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent
Unemployment has been the most obvious cost of the recession
It was obvious a storm was coming in
Recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type
There are two distinct types of sickle cell disease
The patterns of spoken language are distinct from those of writing
Easily perceived or understood; apparent.
Readily distinguishable by the senses
A distinct smell of nicotine
Easily seen through because of a lack of subtlety; transparent
An obvious political ploy that fooled no one.
Readily distinguishable from all others; discrete
On two distinct occasions.
Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.
Easily perceived by the senses
A distinct flavor.
To the evil turnMy obvious breast.
Clearly defined; unquestionable
At a distinct disadvantage.
Exposed; subject; open; liable.
Capable of being perceived very clearly.
Her voice was distinct despite the heavy traffic.
Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
Apart and easy to be known they lie,Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye.
Different from one another (with the preferable adposition being "from").
Horses are distinct from zebras.
Easily perceived or understood;
Noticeably different from others; distinctive.
Olga's voice is quite distinct because of her accent.
Easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind;
A perceptible sense of expectation in the court
An obvious (or palpable) lie
Separate in place; not conjunct or united; with from.
Obvious to the eye or mind;
A tower conspicuous at a great distance
Wore conspicuous neckties
Made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening
(obsolete) Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
Obvious to the eye;
A visible change of expression
(obsolete) Marked; variegated.
To distinguish; to make a distinction.
Distinguished; having the difference marked; separated by a visible sign; marked out; specified.
Wherever thus created - for no placeIs yet distinct by name.
The which [place] was dightWith divers flowers distinct with rare delight.
Separate in place; not conjunct; not united by growth or otherwise; - with from.
The intention was that the two armies which marched out together should afterward be distinct.
Not identical; different; individual.
To offend, and judge, are distinct offices.
So separated as not to be confounded with any other thing; not liable to be misunderstood; not confused; well-defined; clear; as, we have a distinct or indistinct view of a prospect.
Relation more particular and distinct.
Easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined;
A distinct flavor
A distinct odor of turpentine
A distinct outline
The ship appeared as a distinct silhouette
(often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality;
Plants of several distinct types
The word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
Gold is distinct from iron
A tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
Management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees
Constituting a separate entity or part;
A government with three discrete divisions
On two distinct occasions
Noticed a distinct improvement
At a distinct (or decided) disadvantage
Clearly or sharply defined to the mind;
Clear-cut evidence of tampering
Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest
Trenchant distinctions between right and wrong