Definitions for illustriousɪˈlʌs tri əs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word illustrious
celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned(adj)
widely known and esteemed
"a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
having or conferring glory
"an illustrious achievement"
Origin: From illustris
possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid
characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished
conferring luster or honor; renowned; as, illustrious deeds or titles
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.
The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like a potato?the only good belonging to him is underground.
Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the
It is folly for an eminent person to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected by it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity; it is a kind of concomitant to greatness, as satires and invectives were an essential part of a Roman triumph.
Translations for illustrious
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- il·lustreCatalan, Valencian
- väljapaistev, silmapaistev, hiilgav, lugupeetav, kuulus, auväärneEstonian
- loistava, maineikasFinnish
- famoza, gloriozaIdo
- pulchrum, illustrisLatin
- wspaniały, znamienityPolish
- сла́вный, просла́вленный, знамени́тый, изве́стныйRussian
- nổi tiếng, lừng lẫy, vinh quang, rạng rỡ, có tiếngVietnamese
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