prestigious

[ pre-stij-uhs, -stij-ee-uhs, -stee-juhs, -stee-jee-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF prestigious
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He had had nothing out of them—nothing of the prestigious or the desirable things of the earth, craved for by predatory natures.

The "prestigious feat" of causing flowers to appear in winter was a common one.

This was the title of the cover page of the prestigious magazine, "The Economist" in its issue of 10/1/98.

These are some of the prestigious merits of the bicycle, though many more might be added.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "practicing illusion or magic, deceptive," from Latin praestigious "full of tricks," from praestigiae "juggler's tricks," probably altered by dissimilation from praestrigiae, from praestringere "to blind, blindfold, dazzle," from prae "before" (see pre-) + stringere "to tie or bind" (see strain (v.)). Derogatory until 19c.; meaning "having dazzling influence" is attested from 1913 (see prestige). Related: Prestigiously; prestigiousness.

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