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illustrious

  
  
If you describe someone as an illustrious person, you mean that they are extremely well known because they have a high position in society or they have done something impressive.      adj   usu ADJ n   (=distinguished)  
...his long and illustrious career.     
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illustrious

  
  
brilliant, celebrated, distinguished, eminent, exalted, famed, famous, glorious, great, noble, notable, noted, prominent, remarkable, renowned, resplendent, signal, splendid  
  
Antonyms     
   humble, ignoble, infamous, lowly, meek, notorious, obscure, unassuming  

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