Eminent vs Illustrious - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between eminent and illustrious
is that eminent
is eminent; distinguished; noteworthy while illustrious
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(archaic) high, lofty; towering; prominent.
noteworthy, remarkable, great
of a person, distinguished, important, noteworthy
- His eminent good sense has been a godsend to this project.
- In later years, the professor became known as an eminent historian.
* 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.