Illustrious vs Prestigious - What's the difference?

illustrious | prestigious |


As adjectives the difference between illustrious and prestigious

is that illustrious is dignified while prestigious is of high prestige.

illustrious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • dignified
  • 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.

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