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Definition of Illustrious

Illustrious

  1. Possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid.
  2. Characterized by greatness, nobleness, etc.; eminent; conspicuous; distinguished.
  3. Conferring luster or honor; renowned; as, illustrious deeds or titles.

Illustrious Quotations

It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Sophocles

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
Joseph Addison

We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
Paul Cezanne

On receiving from the people the sacred trust twice confided on my illustrious predecessor, and which he has discharged so faithfully and so well, I know that I can not expect to perform the arduous task with equal ability and success.
Martin Van Buren

My illustrious lordship, I'll show you what a woman can do.
Artemisia Gentileschi
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Illustrious Translations

illustrious in Italian is famoso
illustrious in Latin is clarus
illustrious in Spanish is ilustre, afamado
illustrious in Swedish is lysande
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