Definition of prestigious in English:
- The success of these schools can be attributed to the prestigious status accorded to Spanish.
- Two brave bobbies have been honoured for their courage at a prestigious award ceremony in London.
- Just a few short months ago I was thrilled to be awarded a column in a prestigious newspaper.
Mid 16th century (in the sense 'practicing legerdemain'): from late Latin praestigiosus, from praestigiae 'conjuring tricks'. The current sense dates from the early 20th century.
- Example sentences
- This ranking could not have been achieved if it weren't for the prestigiously hard working and responsible students that attend this institution.
- You spend any time with him and you realize he is a prestigiously talented person with an extraordinary record.
- Quite odd you're already so prestigiously looked at, being only thirty-four years old, and one of the richest men in the world.
Words that rhyme with prestigiousirreligious, litigious, prodigious, religious, sacrilegious
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