Notable vs Illustrious - What's the difference?

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Notable is a related term of illustrious.


As adjectives the difference between notable and illustrious

is that notable is (obsolete) useful; profitable or notable can be worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished while illustrious is dignified.

As a noun notable

is a person or thing of distinction.

notable

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) . More at (l).

Alternative forms

* (l)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Useful; profitable.
  • * 1754 , James Howell, Epistolae Ho-Elianae: familiar letters domestic and foreign :
  • Your honourable Uncle Sir Robert Mansel, who is now in the Mediterranean, hath been very notable to me, and I shall ever acknowledge a good part of my Education from him.
  • Prudent; clever; capable; industrious; thrifty.
  • * 1863 , Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Sylvia's lovers :
  • Hester looked busy and notable with her gown pinned up behind her, and her hair all tucked away under a clean linen cap; [...]

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) notable, from (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished.
  • * Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona :
  • [...] how sayest thou, that my master is become a notable lover?
  • (dated) Capable of being noted; noticeable; plain; evident.
  • * Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona :
  • A notable lubber, as thou reportest him to be.
    Antonyms
    * non-notable
    Derived terms
    * notability

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or thing of distinction.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    illustrious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • dignified