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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.

illustrious

(ɪˈlʌstrɪəs)
adj
1. of great renown; famous and distinguished
2. glorious or great: illustrious deeds.
3. obsolete shining
[C16: from Latin illustris bright, distinguished, famous, from illustrāre to make light; see illustrate]
ilˈlustriously adv
ilˈlustriousness n

il•lus•tri•ous

(ɪˈlʌs tri əs)

adj.
1. highly distinguished; renowned.
2. Archaic. luminous; bright.
[1560–70; < Latin illustri(s) bright, clear, famous]
il•lus′tri•ous•ly, adv.
il•lus′tri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illustrious - widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
known - apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal"
2.illustrious - having or conferring glory; "an illustrious achievement"
glorious - having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature"

illustrious

illustrious

adjective
Translations
مَشْهور، شَهير
vynikající
berømt
jeles
frægur; markverîur
izcilsslavens

illustrious

[ɪˈlʌstrɪəs] ADJilustre

illustrious

[ɪˈlʌstriəs] adjillustre
my illustrious predecessor → mon illustre prédécesseurill will ill-will [ˌɪlˈwɪl] nrancune f
to feel ill will towards sb → nourrir une rancune contre qn
He assured me he felt no ill will toward me → Il m'a assuré qu'il ne nourrissait aucune rancune contre moi.ill wind n
it's an ill wind ..., it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good → à quelque chose malheur est bon

illustrious

adjglanzvoll; personberühmt; deeds, pastglorreich

illustrious

[ɪˈlʌstrɪəs] adjillustre

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 ?
A WISE and illustrious Writer of Fables was visiting a travelling menagerie with a view to collecting literary materials.
He drew portraits, with a piece of coal, of the cardinal; and as his talents did not enable him to produce a very good likeness, he wrote under the picture that there might be little doubt regarding the original: "Portrait of the Illustrious Coxcomb, Mazarin.
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
But to exercise the intellect the prince should read histories, and study there the actions of illustrious men, to see how they have borne themselves in war, to examine the causes of their victories and defeat, so as to avoid the latter and imitate the former; and above all do as an illustrious man did, who took as an exemplar one who had been praised and famous before him, and whose achievements and deeds he always kept in his mind, as it is said Alexander the Great imitated Achilles, Caesar Alexander, Scipio Cyrus.
Yet, notwithstanding all this, Van Baerle mounted the scaffold not the less resolutely, proud of having been the friend of that illustrious John, and godson of that noble Cornelius de Witt, whom the ruffians, who were now crowding to witness his own doom, had torn to pieces and burnt three days before.
He, who had interviewed so many illustrious personages, had himself become illustrious and was interviewed in his turn.
An authentic genealogy traced up so high could not but be extremely curious; and with good reason might the Emperors of Abyssinia boast themselves the most illustrious and ancient family in the world.
The meanest mathematician in Spaceland will readily believe me when I assert that the problems of life, which present themselves to the well-educated -- when they are themselves in motion, rotating, advancing or retreating, and at the same time attempting to discriminate by the sense of sight between a number of Polygons of high rank moving in different directions, as for example in a ball-room or conversazione -- must be of a nature to task the angularity of the most intellectual, and amply justify the rich endowments of the Learned Professors of Geometry, both Static and Kinetic, in the illustrious University of Wentbridge, where the Science and Art of Sight Recognition are regularly taught to large classes of the ELITE of the States.
Here we see the most illustrious Boston boy that ever lived," said Grandfather.
A brow white and void of wrinkles, beneath his long hair, now more white than black; an eye piercing and mild, under the lids of a young man; his mustache, fine but slightly grizzled, waved over lips of a pure and delicate model, as if they had never been curled by mortal passions; a form straight and supple; an irreproachable but thin hand -- this was what remained of the illustrious gentleman whom so many illustrious mouths had praised under the name of Athos.
Samaritan nature is human nature, and human nature remembers contact with the illustrious, always.
However, as certain men have fertile, false, and useful vices, Fouquet, in scattering broadcast millions of money in the construction of this palace, had found a means of gathering, as the result of his generous profusion, three illustrious men together: Levau, the architect of the building; Lenotre, the designer of the gardens; and Lebrun, the decorator of the apartments.