Word of the Day: PRESTIGIOUS

pres·ti·gious

adjective \pre-ˈsti-jəs, –ˈstē- also prə-\

Definition of PRESTIGIOUS

1: archaic :  of, relating to, or marked by illusion, conjuring, or trickery
2:  having prestige :  honored
pres·ti·gious·ly adverb
pres·ti·gious·ness noun

Examples of PRESTIGIOUS

  1. <a nutritional study that has been published by a prestigious medical journal>
  2. <the most prestigious social club in town>

Origin of PRESTIGIOUS

Latin praestigiosus, from praestigiae

First Known Use: 1546

Related to PRESTIGIOUS

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prestigious

PRESTIGIOUS

adjective

  1. 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.

  2. Archaic of or characterized by legerdemain or deception;

    Origin of prestigious

    Classical Latin praestigiosus, full of deceitful tricks ; from praestigium, delusion: see prestige

http://www.yourdictionary.com/prestigious

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