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ILLUSTRIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does illustrious mean? 

ILLUSTRIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective ILLUSTRIOUS has 3 senses:

1. widely known and esteemed
2. having or conferring glory
3. having or worthy of pride

  Familiarity information: ILLUSTRIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ILLUSTRIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1illustrious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Widely known and esteemed

Synonyms:

celebrated; famed; famous; far-famed; illustrious; renowned; noted; notable

Context examples:

a famous actor / a celebrated musician / a famed scientist / an illustrious judge / a notable historian / a renowned painter

Similar:

known (apprehended with certainty)


Sense 2illustrious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or conferring glory

Context example:

an illustrious achievement

Similar:

glorious (having or deserving or conferring glory)


Sense 3illustrious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or worthy of pride

Synonyms:

glorious; redoubtable; respected; illustrious

Context examples:

redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance / born of a redoubtable family

Similar:

proud (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride)


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