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1. illustrious

adjective. ['ˌɪˈlʌstriːəs'] widely known and esteemed.

Synonyms

  • renowned
  • celebrated
  • notable
  • noted
  • famous
  • known
  • famed

Antonyms

  • unnoticeable
  • unacknowledged
  • unfamiliar
  • ugly

Etymology

  • illustris (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Illustrious

  • industrious

Example sentences of the word illustrious


1. Adjective
The Pulitzer Prize represents not only the most famous but also the most illustrious award for literature to many.

Quotes containing the word illustrious


1. On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success.
- Martin Van Buren

2. The book thief has struck for the first time – the beginning of an illustrious career.
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

3. There are, as we know, powerful and illustrious atheists. At bottom, led back to the truth by their very force, they are not absolutely sure that they are atheists; it is with them only a question of definition, and in any case, if they do not believe in God, being great minds, they prove God.
- Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

2. illustrious

adjective. ['ˌɪˈlʌstriːəs'] having or conferring glory.

Antonyms

  • unworthy

Etymology

  • illustris (Latin)
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