Prestigious meaning

prĕ-stējəs, -stĭjəs
Of high prestige.

She has a prestigious job with an international organization.

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Having prestige; esteemed.
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Of or characterized by legerdemain or deception.
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Having or imparting prestige.
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The definition of prestigious is someone or something that is highly respected or esteemed.

An example of something that would be described as prestigious is Harvard University.

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Origin of prestigious

  • Attested since the 1540s; borrowing from Latin praestigiosus ("full of tricks"), praestigiae (“juggler's tricks"), possibly an alteration of praestringō (“to blindfold, to dazzle"), from prae- (“before") with stringō (“to bind or tie").

    From Wiktionary