- illustrious (adj.)
- 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.
- 1. The composer was one of many illustrious visitors to the town.
- 2. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a radio producer.
- 3. As Faldo's final putt rattled in, he qualified to join a select band of illustrious sportsmen.
- 4. All sorts of illustrious and influential persons lent their names to our national culture.
- 5. Premier Zhou's illustrious deeds are an everlasting monument in the hearts of the Chinese people.
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