Antonyms of adj illustrious

2 senses of illustrious

Sense 1
celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned -- (widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter")

INDIRECT (VIA known) -> unknown -- (not known; "an unknown amount"; "an unknown island"; "an unknown writer"; "an unknown source")

Sense 2
illustrious -- (having or conferring glory; "an illustrious achievement")

INDIRECT (VIA glorious) -> inglorious -- (not bringing honor and glory; "some mute inglorious Milton here may rest")

Similarity of adj illustrious

2 senses of illustrious

Sense 1
celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned -- (widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter")
       => known (vs. unknown) -- (apprehended with certainty; "a known quantity"; "the limits of the known world"; "a musician known throughout the world"; "a known criminal")

Sense 2
illustrious -- (having or conferring glory; "an illustrious achievement")
       => glorious (vs. inglorious) -- (having or deserving or conferring glory; "a long and glorious career"; "our glorious literature")

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