Illustrious vs Respectable - What's the difference?

illustrious | respectable |


As adjectives the difference between illustrious and respectable

is that illustrious is dignified while respectable is deserving respect.

illustrious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • dignified
  • respectable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Deserving respect.
  • :
  • *
  • *:In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitu├ęs, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. In this way all respectable burgesses, down to fifty years ago, spent their evenings.
  • Decent; satisfactory.
  • :
  • Antonyms

    * disrespectable

    Derived terms

    * respectably