What does "distinguished" mean here? and what are the synonyms for this?
"Distinguished" here refers to someone or a group of people who are credible and successful. Here, he is addressing a group of "successful" villains, so he is calling them "distinguished villains". Synonyms for "distinguished" are "renowned" and "acclaimed". "Distinguished" is not a common word in conversational English. Ex: He was a distinguished author who wrote many famous books.
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