illustriousness


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il·lus·tri·ous

 (ĭ-lŭs′trē-əs)
adj.
1. Well known and very distinguished; eminent. See Synonyms at famous.
2. Obsolete Shining brightly.

[From Latin illūstris, from illūstrāre, to give glory to, shine upon; see illustrate.]

il·lus′tri·ous·ly adv.
il·lus′tri·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.illustriousness - the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence
importance - the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"

illustriousness

noun
A position of exalted widely recognized importance:
Translations
شُهْرَه
proslulost
berømmelse
nevezetesség
frægî
şöhretünlü olma

illustrious

(iˈlastriəs) adjective
of a very high quality, ability etc; famous. an illustrious career; He is the most illustrious of a famous family.
ilˈlustriousness noun
References in classic literature ?
There were some prophets and patriarchs there that ours ain't a circumstance to, for rank and illustriousness and all that.
Understanding Bolivar's gravitas and illustriousness in that continent is the beginning of comprehending the character of the United States' closest neighbors.
A star-studded cast, indeed, but even illustriousness can fall flat.