|part of speech:
||highly renowned; celebrated; glorious.
He didn't dare follow in the footsteps of his illustrious father, as he was sure he would never measure up.Her illustrious career as a judge is detailed in her biography.
- acclaimed, celebrated, distinguished, eminent, esteemed, famous, glorious, honored, notable, prominent, renowned, venerated
- similar words:
- conspicuous, exalted, grand, great, noted, respected, touted, well-known
||brilliant, considerable, eminent, memorable, preeminent, prominent
||illustriously (adv.), illustriousness (n.)