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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of eminere 'to stand out'

eminent

adjective
     
em‧i‧nent
an eminent person is famous, important, and respected:
an eminent lawyer
WORD FOCUS: famous WORD FOCUS: famous
similar words: well-known, celebrated, renowned, eminent, noted, legendary

famous for doing something bad: notorious, infamous

not famous: little-known, unknown, obscure

a famous person: celebrity, celeb informal, star


See also
famous

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