Prestigious vs Historical - What's the difference?

prestigious | historical |


As adjectives the difference between prestigious and historical

is that prestigious is of high prestige while historical is pertaining to the history, to what happened in the past.

As a noun historical is

a historical romance.

prestigious

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of high prestige.
  • She has a prestigious job with an international organization.

    Usage notes

    * Objects: award, prize, job, address, school, university, college, club, journal, firm, institution, office, etc.

    References

    *

    historical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to the history, to what happened in the past.
  • Usage notes

    * * See the usage notes about (m) for more.

    Synonyms

    * historic

    Derived terms

    * ahistorical * art-historical

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A historical romance.
  • * 1999 , Anne K. Kaler, Rosemary E. Johnson-Kurek, Romantic Conventions , page 63:
  • However, as regular romance readers know, the romance novels that appear on the best-seller lists are not Harlequins at all, but rather historicals and contemporaries, which vary widely from the Harlequin pattern in style, plot, and character.