Prowess vs Prominence - What's the difference?

prowess | prominence |


As nouns the difference between prowess and prominence

is that prowess is skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity while prominence is the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent.

prowess

English

Noun

  • Skillfulness and manual ability; adroitness or dexterity.
  • Distinguished bravery or courage, especially in battle; heroism
  • References

    * The Oxford Paperback Dictionary fourth edition ISBN 0-19-280012-4

    prominence

    Noun

  • The state of being prominent: widely known or eminent.
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  • *:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • Relative importance.
  • A bulge: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form.
  • (lb) Autonomous height; relative height or prime factor; a concept used in the categorization of hills and mountains.