[ pre-stij-uhs, -stij-ee-uhs, -stee-juhs, -stee-jee-uhs ]
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  1. indicative of or conferring prestige: the most prestigious address in town.

  2. having a high reputation; honored; esteemed: a prestigious author.

Origin of prestigious

First recorded in 1540–50; from Latin praestigiōsus “full of tricks, deceitful,” from praestigi(ae) “juggler's tricks” (see prestige) + -ōsus -ous

Other words for prestigious

Other words from prestigious

  • pres·tig·ious·ly, adverb
  • pres·tig·ious·ness, noun

Words that may be confused with prestigious

Words Nearby prestigious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prestigious in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for prestigious


/ (prɛˈstɪdʒəs) /

  1. having status or glamour; impressive or influential

  2. rare characterized by or using deceit, cunning, or illusion; fraudulent

Derived forms of prestigious

  • prestigiously, adverb
  • prestigiousness, noun

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