Definition of prestigious in English:

prestigious

Line breaks: pres|ti¦gious
Pronunciation: /prɛˈstɪdʒəs
 
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adjective

Inspiring respect and admiration; having high status: a prestigious academic post
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
reputable, distinguished, respected, esteemed, estimable, eminent, august, honoured, of high standing, of note, highly regarded, well thought of, acclaimed, authoritative, well known, in the public eye, celebrated, illustrious, leading, renowned, famed, famousimpressive, conferring prestige, important, prominent, exalted, high-ranking, influential, imposing, powerful, glamorous; well paid, high-end, expensive; Britishupmarket

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'practising conjuring tricks'): from late Latin praestigiosus, from praestigiae 'conjuring tricks'. The current sense dates from the early 20th century.

Derivatives

prestigiously

adverb
More 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.

prestigiousness

noun
More example sentences
  • Therefore, in order to operate his attack and mockery towards these so-called heroes who might be leaders of a country or people of prestigiousness, without any restriction the satirist uses symbols.

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