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illustrious

il·lus·tri·ous

illustrious

 
pronunciation:
luh stri s
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part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
acclaimed, celebrated, distinguished, eminent, esteemed, famous, glorious, honored, notable, prominent, renowned, venerated
antonyms:
infamous
similar words:
conspicuous, exalted, grand, great, noted, respected, touted, well-known
derivations: illustriously (adv.), illustriousness (n.)