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Meaning of ILLUSTRIOUS

Pronunciation:  i'lustreeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having or conferring glory; "an illustrious achievement"
  2. [adj]  widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
  3. [adj]  having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family"
 

ILLUSTRIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: celebrated, famed, famous, far-famed, glorious, known, notable, noted, proud, redoubtable, renowned, respected
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Il*lus"tri*ous\, a. [L. illustris, prob. for
illuxtris; fr. il- in + the root of lucidus bright: cf. F.
illustre. See {Lucid}.]
1. Possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous;
   splendid.

         Quench the light; thine eyes are guides illustrious.
                                               --Beau. & Fl.

2. Characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent;
   conspicuous; distinguished.

         Illustrious earls, renowened everywhere. --Drayton.

3. Conferring luster or honor; renowned; as, illustrious
   deeds or titles.

Syn: Distinguished; famous; remarkable; brilliant;
     conspicuous; noted; celebrated; signal; renowened;
     eminent; exalted; noble; glorious. See {Distinguished},
     {Famous}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acclaimed, bright, brilliant, celebrated, charismatic, conspicuous, distinguished, eminent, esteemed, famed, famous, glamorous, glorious, great, honored, important, lofty, lustrous, magic, notable, noted, numinous, outstanding, prominent, radiant, renowned, respected, resplendent, shining, signal, splendent, splendid, splendorous, splendrous, striking, sublime, venerable, well-known
 

 

 

 

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