Illustrious meaning

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The definition of illustrious is someone well-known and respected for skill in a particular field.

An author who receives widespread critical acclaim is an example of an illustrious author.

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Well known and very distinguished; eminent.
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Shining brightly.
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Very distinguished; famous; eminent; outstanding.
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Lustrous; shining; bright.
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Very clear; evident.
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Origin of illustrious

From Latin illūstris from illūstrāre to give glory to, shine upon illustrate