An author who receives widespread critical acclaim is an example of an illustrious author.
- lustrous; shining; bright
- very clear; evident
- very distinguished; famous; eminent; outstanding
Origin of illustriousfrom Classical Latin illustris, clear, conspicuous, distinguished (back-form. from illustrare: see illustrate) + -ous
- Well known and very distinguished; eminent. See Synonyms at famous.
- Obsolete Shining brightly.
Origin of illustriousFrom Latin illūstris from illūstrāre to give glory to, shine upon ; see illustrate .
(comparative more illustrious, superlative most illustrious)
From Latin illustris (prominent)