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1[mass noun] Brilliant display or effect:‘he finished his recital with great éclat’style, stylishness, flamboyance, confidence, self-assurance, elan, dash, flair, flourish, vigour, vivacity, vivaciousness, gusto, verve, zest, sparkle, brio, panache, exuberance, ebullience, enthusiasm, eagerness, vitality, dynamism, animation, liveliness, spirit, energypizzazz, pep, oomph, vim, zing, get-up-and-goView synonyms
- 1.1 Social distinction or conspicuous success:‘she was quite unaware of the éclat of being ambassadress there’honour, glory, illustriousness, credit, merit, prestige, distinction, eminence, pre-eminence, notability, consequence, renown, fameView synonyms
- 1.1 Social distinction or conspicuous success:
Late 17th century: from French, from éclater burst out.
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