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
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Conferring lustre or honor; brilliant; renowned; as, illustrious deeds or titles.
The numerical value of Illustrious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Illustrious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Illustrious in a Sentence
What the great learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence.
You have to understand my relationship with my sister – we have been through a hell of a lot together, everybody is like 'look, you come from this illustrious family, and everything is easy'. Actually it's not so easy. My father was assassinated, my grandmother was assassinated, huge political battles, wins in political battles, losses in political battles.
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.
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.
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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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