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eminence

[ em-uh-nuhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF eminence
  • nounimportance, fame
  • nounhigh ground

Synonyms for eminence

  • greatness
  • prestige
  • prominence
  • renown
  • authority
  • celebrity
  • credit
  • dignity
  • distinction
  • esteem
  • glory
  • honor
  • illustriousness
  • influence
  • kudos
  • loftiness
  • notability
  • note
  • power
  • preeminence
  • prepotency
  • rank
  • reputation
  • repute
  • significance
  • standing
  • superiority
  • weight
  • famousness
  • prominency
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Antonyms for eminence

  • unimportance
  • dishonor
  • disrespect
  • ill repute
  • impotence
  • incapacity
  • inferiority
  • insignificance
  • lowliness
  • subservience
  • triviality
  • weakness
  • flat
  • low ground
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMINENCE

Strange was the scene which met their eyes from this eminence.

They could not now descend from the eminence on which they stood.

In the centre of the island is an eminence, which was occupied by the garrison, and had some artillery.

They stand on the eminence that forms the background of my present view.

They ascended that eminence which is the pass into the Alpuxarras.

Has your Eminence recovered from that cold which distressed us so much?

"I desired to offer my homage to your Eminence," said the young man.

"Your Eminence will, I hope, kindly forgive me," continued the young priest.

Pray don't mention it to any one, either your aunt or even his Eminence.

"We shall know in a moment," his Eminence was saying in his full voice.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "projection, protuberance;" early 15c., "high or exalted position," from Old French eminence or directly from Latin eminentia "prominence, eminence," from eminentem (nominative eminens) "excellent, prominent" (see eminent).

As a title of honor (now only of cardinals) it is attested from 1650s. The original Éminence grise (French, literally "gray eminence") was François Leclerc du Trembley (1577-1638), confidential agent of Richelieu.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EMINENCE

advantage

nounbenefit, favored position or circumstance
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