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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]


Widely known and esteemed


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


known (apprehended with certainty)

Sense 2illustrious [BACK TO TOP]


Having or conferring glory

Context example:

an illustrious achievement


glorious (having or deserving or conferring glory)

Sense 3illustrious [BACK TO TOP]


Having or worthy of pride


glorious; redoubtable; respected; illustrious

Context examples:

redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance / born of a redoubtable family


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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