greatness vs illustriousness what difference

what is difference between greatness and illustriousness

English

Etymology

From Middle English gretnesse, gretnes, greetnesse, from Old English grēatnes. Equivalent to great +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: grātʹnəs, IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪtnəs/
  • Hyphenation: great‧ness

Noun

greatness (countable and uncountable, plural greatnesses)

  1. The state, condition, or quality of being great
    Due to the greatness of his size, he was an effective bodyguard.
    greatness of mind
    • c. 1600, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night ACt 3 Scene 4
      Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.
  2. (obsolete): Pride; haughtiness.
    • 1627, Francis Bacon, New Atlantis
      It is not of pride or greatness that he cometh not aboard your ships.

Translations

See also

  • magnum opus
  • genius

Anagrams

  • Tressange, estranges, seargents, sergeants


English

Etymology

illustrious +‎ -ness

Noun

illustriousness (uncountable)

  1. The state of being illustrious.

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