adjective \pre-ˈsti-jəs, –ˈstē- also prə-\
Definition of PRESTIGIOUS
Examples of PRESTIGIOUS
- <a nutritional study that has been published by a prestigious medical journal>
- <the most prestigious social club in town>
Origin of PRESTIGIOUS
Latin praestigiosus, from praestigiae
The definition of prestigious is someone or something that is highly respected or esteemed.
An example of something that would be described as prestigious is Harvard University.
- Archaic of or characterized by legerdemain or deception;
Origin of prestigious
Classical Latin praestigiosus, full of deceitful tricks ; from praestigium, delusion: see prestige