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Synonyms of 'illustrious'

(adjective) 
Definition
famous and distinguished
the most illustrious scientists of the century
Synonyms
famous
England's most famous landscape artist, John Constable
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great
the great American president, Abraham Lincoln
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noted
Chomsky's father was a noted Hebrew scholar.
The paper has never been noted for its foreign affairs coverage.
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celebrated
He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.
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brilliant
a brilliant success
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remarkable
He was a remarkable man.
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distinguished
a distinguished academic family
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prominent
a prominent member of the Law Society
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glorious
He had a glorious career spanning more than six decades.
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noble
She was described by contemporaries as possessing a noble bearing and excellent manners.
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splendid
a splendid career in publishing
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notable
the notable occultist, Madame Blavatsky
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renowned
The area is renowned for its churches.
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eminent
an eminent public figure
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in the sense of brilliant
Definition
splendid
a brilliant success
in the sense of celebrated
Definition
well known
He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.
in the sense of distinguished
Definition
dignified in appearance or behaviour
a distinguished academic family
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