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1(of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession.‘one of the world's most eminent statisticians’
illustrious, distinguished, renowned, esteemed, pre-eminent, notable, noteworthy, great, prestigious, important, significant, influential, outstanding, noted, of noteView synonyms
- ‘He sent them a work of philosophy which, in the eyes of some eminent judges, was perfectly sensible and worthy of publication.’
- ‘The acclaimed filmmaker has adapted several works of eminent writers.’
- ‘It was a grand dinner attended by hundreds of Scotland's most eminent legal figures.’
- ‘We do not accept or proclaim any view merely because it comes from an eminent personality.’
- ‘Is it also a rather shrewd and pertinent analysis by one of Britain's most eminent leaders?’
- ‘Here are some excerpts from the opinions expressed by some eminent personalities.’
- ‘I should like to thank this eminent scholar and friend for his valuable contribution to the debate on this issue.’
- ‘However eminent a Prime Minister may become, he is always subject to a higher personal authority.’
- ‘The chance to travel through time is something that has occupied the minds of many eminent people for generations.’
- ‘Moreover, many eminent scientists do not believe this context to be important.’
- ‘He visited all the Balkan countries, meeting with eminent public figures.’
- ‘It was also patronised by eminent artists, musicians and intellectuals.’
- ‘And it has won praise from some of this country's most eminent musicians.’
- ‘Perhaps they keep quite quiet about the fact they advise me on a regular basis, but a lot of them are very eminent people in their own areas.’
- ‘To find answers this programme gathered together a group of eminent people from a variety of backgrounds.’
- ‘These four participants will then be sent to Mumbai for training and will be groomed by eminent people in the film industry.’
- ‘An eminent futurologist predicted many years ago that humans would eventually evolve without legs as we would have no use for them.’
- ‘According to King's publicist, four eminent doctors were consulted.’
- ‘Nevertheless, it is very prestigious, and is often awarded to eminent people in the sciences and arts.’
- ‘The award is conferred annually on eminent citizens of this textile city.’
- ‘A group of eminent scientists from around the world have voted Blade Runner the best science fiction movie of all time.’
- 1.1[attributive] Used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality.‘the guitar's eminent suitability for recording studio work’
obvious, clear, conspicuous, marked, singular, signal, outstandingView synonyms
- ‘It does seem an eminent candidate for discreet burial, doesn't it?’
- ‘The quality is eminent, but the case does have a fundamental flaw - the lack of cooling.’
A trio of frequently confused words is eminent, imminent, and immanent. Eminent means 'outstanding, famous': the book was written by an eminent authority on folk art. Imminent means 'about to happen': people brushed aside the possibility that war was imminent. Immanent, often used in religious or philosophical contexts, means 'inherent': he believed in the immanent unity of nature taught by the Hindus
Late Middle English: from Latin eminent- jutting, projecting from the verb eminere.
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