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illustriousness

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Synonyms for illustriousness

  • authority
  • celebrity
  • credit
  • dignity
  • distinction
  • esteem
  • fame
  • glory
  • greatness
  • honor
  • influence
  • kudos
  • loftiness
  • luster
  • mark
  • notability
  • note
  • power
  • preeminence
  • prepotency
  • prestige
  • prominence
  • rank
  • renown
  • reputation
  • repute
  • significance
  • standing
  • superiority
  • weight
  • eminency
  • famousness
  • prominency
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ILLUSTRIOUSNESS

Madame, what do you think of the nobility and illustriousness of the house of Haut-Martel?

I say this to your illustriousness, knowing well the joy you feel in this rest of mine.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Latin illustris "lighted, bright, brilliant;" figuratively "distinguished, famous," probably a back-formation from illustrare "embellish, distinguish, make famous" (see illustration). Sometimes also illustrous. Replaced illustre in same sense (mid-15c.), from Middle French illustre.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ILLUSTRIOUSNESS

distinction

nounprominence; achievement
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