illustrious definition

  • adjective:
    • famous and very distinguished; eminent. See Synonyms at noted.
    • Obsolete Shining brightly.
    • dignified
    • having luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid.
    • described as success, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished.
    • Conferring luster or honor; known.
    • widely known and esteemed
    • having or conferring fame
  • others:
    • Possessing luster or brilliancy; luminous; brilliant; shining.
    • Distinguished by success, genius, etc.; conspicuous; renowned; eminent: because, an illustrious basic or magistrate; an illustrious prince or writer.
    • Conferring luster or honor; brilliant; transcendent; wonderful.
    • Synonyms and Distinguished, Eminent, an such like. (see famous); remarkable, signal, exalted, noble, marvelous.

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