prestigiously

prestigious

[pre-stij-uhs, -stij-ee-uhs, -stee-juhs, -stee-jee-uhs]
adjective
1.
indicative of or conferring prestige: the most prestigious address in town.
2.
having a high reputation; honored; esteemed: a prestigious author.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin praestigiōsus full of tricks, deceitful, equivalent to praestigi(um) (see prestige) + -ōsus -ous

prestigiously, adverb
prestigiousness, noun

prodigious, prestigious.


1. distinguished. 2. respected, illustrious, notable.
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prestigious (prɛˈstɪdʒəs)
 
adj
1.  having status or glamour; impressive or influential
2.  rare characterized by or using deceit, cunning, or illusion; fraudulent
 
prestigiously
 
adv
 
prestigiousness
 
n

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prestigious
1540s, "practicing illusion or magic, deceptive," from L. praestigious "full of tricks," from praestigiae "juggler's tricks," probably altered by dissimilation from praestringere "to blind, blindfold, dazzle," from prae- "before" + stringere "to tie or bind" (see strain
(v.)). Derogatory until 19c.; meaning "having dazzling influence" is attested from 1913 (see prestige).
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