I adjective acclaimed, amplus, applauded, bright, brilliant, celebrated, conspicuous, distinguished, eminent, excellent, eximious, famed, famous, glorious, grand, great, heroic, honored, important, inlustris, known, memorable, noble, notable, noted, popular, prominent, radiant, remarkable, renowned, resplendent, shining, signal, splendid, splendidus, splendorous, sublime, talked of, time-honored, transplendent, well-known, widely known II index famous, important (significant), influential, magnanimous, notable, noteworthy, outstanding (prominent), professional (stellar), prominent, renowned, reputable, salient, superior (excellent)

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  • Illustrious — 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. [1913 Webster] Quench the light; thine eyes are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • illustrious — (adj.) 1560s, from L. illustris lighted, bright, brilliant; figuratively distinguished, famous, probably a back formation from illustrare embellish, distinguish, make famous (see ILLUSTRATION (Cf. illustration)). Sometimes also illustrous.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • illustrious — eminent, renowned, celebrated, *famous, famed Analogous words: glorious, *splendid, resplendent, sublime: outstanding, signal, striking, conspicuous (see NOTICEABLE) Antonyms: infamous Contrasted words: ignoble, *mean, abject: ignominious,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • illustrious — [adj] famous, prominent big league*, brilliant, celeb*, celebrated, distinguished, eminent, esteemed, exalted, famed, glorious, great, heavy, lofty, monster*, name*, noble, notable, noted, outstanding, remarkable, renowned, resplendent, signal,… …   New thesaurus

  • illustrious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ famous and admired for past achievements. DERIVATIVES illustriousness noun. ORIGIN Latin illustris clear, bright …   English terms dictionary

  • illustrious — [i lus′trē əs] adj. [< L illustris, clear, conspicuous, distinguished (back form. < illustrare: see ILLUSTRATE) + OUS] 1. Obs. a) lustrous; shining; bright b) very clear; evident 2. very distinguished; famous; eminent; outstanding SYN …   English World dictionary

  • illustrious — il|lus|tri|ous [ ı lʌstriəs ] adjective FORMAL an illustrious person is famous and respected because of what they have achieved: DISTINGUISHED: Wagner was just one of many illustrious visitors to the town. an illustrious career/history/past …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • illustrious — [[t]ɪlʌ̱striəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as an illustrious person, you mean that they are extremely well known because they have a high position in society or they have done something impressive. ...the most illustrious… …   English dictionary

  • illustrious — UK [ɪˈlʌstrɪəs] / US adjective formal an illustrious person is famous and respected because of what they have achieved Wagner was just one of many illustrious visitors to the town. an illustrious career/history/past …   English dictionary

  • illustrious — illustriously, adv. illustriousness, n. /i lus tree euhs/, adj. 1. highly distinguished; renowned; famous: an illustrious leader. 2. glorious, as deeds or works: many illustrious achievements. 3. Obs. luminous; bright. [1560 70; < L illustri(s)… …   Universalium

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