Definition of Illustrious

1. Adjective. Widely known and esteemed. "A renowned painter"

Exact synonyms: Celebrated, Famed, Famous, Far-famed, Notable, Noted, Renowned
Similar to: Known
Derivative terms: Fame, Fame, Illustriousness, Notability, Notable



2. Adjective. Having or conferring glory. "An illustrious achievement"
Similar to: Glorious
Derivative terms: Illustriousness

Definition of Illustrious

1. a. Possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid.

Definition of Illustrious

1. Adjective. dignified ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Illustrious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Illustrious

illuster
illustrable
illustrate
illustrated
illustrates
illustrating
illustration
illustrational
illustrations
illustrative
illustratively
illustrator
illustrators
illustratory
illustre
illustrious (current term)
illustriously
illustriousness
illustrous
illutation
illutations
illuvia
illuvial
illuviate
illuviated
illuviates
illuviating
illuviation
illuviations
illuvium

Literary usage of Illustrious

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1. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1823)
"THE title of illustrious was never given, till the reign of Constantine, ... At length, it became very common; and every son of a prince was illustrious. ..."

2. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"Thereat I flushed up to my eyes, which at the same time filled with tears, and said to him : " My lord, if I tell youi most illustrious Excellency the truth ..."

3. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1834)
"OF THE TITLES OF illustrious, HIGHNESS, AND EXCELLENCE. THE title of illustrious was never given, till the reign of Constantino, but to those whose ..."

4. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"... already furnished in high style by an illustrious Spa physician—furnished indeed with such large ..."

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