Definition of 'prestigious'
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You secure a place at a prestigious university to study for an archaeology degree. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But those in less prestigious jobs long to remain useful. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was conceived as the most prestigious award in contemporary art but is in danger of becoming a nod to availability. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are star journalists because they have prestigious jobs, but they are not stars. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This year's shortlisted artists present their works to the public as they vie for the prestigious award. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But to support you in compiling your own entry for one of our prestigious awards, we’re profiling some of last year’s winners. Computing (2010)The job, prestigious one that it is, can do that to people. The Sun (2016)In Finland, to be a teacher is to be in a prestigious job and competition for teacher training courses is intense. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He remains one of six jockeys to have won the prestigious race three times. The Sun (2009)The latter recently received a prestigious award for their work of many years. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The first foreigner to be appointed to the most prominent and prestigious job in the business. The Sun (2006)It would be almost impossible for him to be accepted by the prestigious university in the first place. Christianity Today (2000)Everyone needed time to take stock after the most prestigious solo race had turned into a demolition derby. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He then moved to a less prestigious university, which he considered a serious demotion. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She was reading by the age of four and got into a prestigious Franco-German high school. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The duo are chasing glory in the world's two biggest and most prestigious races. The Sun (2007)He wants to compete in a prestigious round-the-world air race. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is the fifth time in six years the Jamaican has won the prestigious award. The Sun (2013)Running a major studio was the most prestigious job in Hollywood. The Other Side of MeSET sale for the oldest and most prestigious yacht race in the world. The Sun (2007)Five leaders in the last three laps simply gilded the reputation of the world's most prestigious motor race. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Judged by a fastidious panel of music critics, it is the most prestigious award in the music industry calendar. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It may be that you can find a place at a more prestigious university given your actual grades, and it is worth researching the possibilities. Times, Sunday Times (2013)None, though, is as prestigious or influential. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Sunday Times is pleased to announce a prestigious new literary award. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you say'this is a really prestigious job' then more people apply. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But he admits he is finding life harder following the prestigious award after some special attention from his Six Nations rivals. The Sun (2009)But she played the violin exquisitely, and her gift helped win her a place at the prestigious school where Brewer taught. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She is keen to get on to the housing ladder but cannot afford to despite her and her partner's prestigious Jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'prestigious'
British English: prestigious /prɛˈstɪdʒəs/ ADJECTIVE
A prestigious institution or activity is respected and admired by people.
...the largest and most prestigious businesses in the country.
- American English: prestigious
- Arabic: مَهِيب
- Brazilian Portuguese: prestigioso
- Chinese: 享有声望的
- Croatian: prestižan
- Czech: prestižní
- Danish: prestigefyldt
- Dutch: prestigieus
- European Spanish: prestigioso
- Finnish: arvovaltainen
- French: prestigieux
- German: angesehen
- Greek: περίβλεπτος
- Italian: prestigioso
- Japanese: 名声のある
- Korean: 유명한
- Norwegian: prestisjefylt
- Polish: prestiżowy
- European Portuguese: prestigioso
- Romanian: renumit
- Russian: престижный
- Spanish: prestigioso
- Swedish: prestigefylld
- Thai: ซึ่งเป็นที่เคารพนับถือ
- Turkish: saygın
- Ukrainian: престижний
- Vietnamese: có uy tín
Definition of prestigious from the Collins English Dictionary
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