V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. famous because of excellence; 2. worthy of recognition
Synonyms: honored, distinguished, eminent, memorable, well-known, renowned, acclaimed, noted, famous
Antonyms: unknown, unremarkable
Tips: You will often hear the phrase "illustrious career" to describe a memorable career that's famous and regarded as worthy of praise and recognition. Use illustrious to describe anyone who is famous and celbrated for being the best at what they do.
Beethoven was the most illustrious composer of his time. (famous, celebrated)
Jack Welch had an illustrious career as the CEO of General Electric. (famous, marked by excellence)
After an illustrious career, the football player decided to retire while he was still on top. (celebrated, marked by excellence)
Although he is an illustrious writer today, he was not very well known when he was alive. (renowned, acclaimed)
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