Definition of Prestigious

1. Adjective. Having an illustrious reputation; respected. "A prestigious author"

Exact synonyms: Esteemed, Honored
Similar to: Reputable
Derivative terms: Prestige, Prestigiousness



2. Adjective. Exerting influence by reason of high status or prestige. "A prestigious professor at a prestigious university"
Similar to: Influential

Definition of Prestigious

1. a. Practicing tricks; juggling.

Definition of Prestigious

1. Adjective. Of high prestige. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prestigious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prestigious

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prestidigitating
prestidigitation
prestidigitations
prestidigitator
prestidigitators
prestige
prestigeful
prestigeless
prestiges
prestigiation
prestigiations
prestigiator
prestigiators
prestigiatory
prestigious (current term)
prestigiously
prestigiousness
prestimonies
prestimony
prestimulated
prestimulation
prestimulations
prestimulus
presting
prestissimo
presto
presto change-o
presto chango
prestorage

Literary usage of Prestigious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The current sense, as far as we know, was first used by Joseph Conrad in his novel Chance in 1913, in which he referred to “the prestigious or desirable ..."

2. Executive Guide: Best Practices in Achieving Consistent, Accurate Physical by Paul D. Kinney, Stephen W. Lipscomb (2003)
"... The dedicated inventory counter occupation in the inventory audit group of one leading-edge location is a well-paid, prestigious position. ..."

3. The Education and Training of Industrial Manpower in Japan by Ken Inoue (1985)
"... they must go to university, especially a prestigious one, and to go to a prestigious university, they must go to a prestigious upper secondary school, ..."

4. Chile by Centre for Co-operation with Non-members (2004)
"It would be important to consider, however, whether or not this is creating an equity problem for students who cannot access those prestigious institutions, ..."

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