Eminent vs Illustrious - What's the difference?

eminent | illustrious |

As adjectives the difference between eminent and illustrious

is that eminent is eminent; distinguished; noteworthy while illustrious is dignified.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • (archaic) high, lofty; towering; prominent.
  • noteworthy, remarkable, great
  • His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.
  • of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy
  • In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.

    Usage notes

    * Eminent and imminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Eminent may also be confused with immanent, immanant, or emanate.

    Derived terms

    * eminence * eminently * preeminent




    (en adjective)
  • dignified