Definition of eminent :
1. Being, metaphorically, above others, whether by birth, high station, merit, or virtue; high in public estimation; distinguished; conspicuous; as, an eminent station; an eminent historian, statements, statesman, or saint.
2. High; lofty; towering; prominent.
noble, idealistic, high-flown, raised, high-pitched, rarified, gamy, rarefied, high, of import, great, famed, noble-minded, redoubtable, proud, steep, gamey, gallant, in high spirits, successful, towering, majestic, lofty, prestigious, sublime, respect, illustrious, knowledge, noted, high-minded, tall, preeminent, soaring, uplifted, exalted, grand, mellow, elevated
distinguished (part of speech: verb)
superior (part of speech: adjective)
crowning, headmost, furthermost, maximum, consummate, champion, leading, choice, chief, signal, dominant, controlling, best, most, sovereign, superior, elite, master, A-1, foremost, above, predominant, paramount, quintessential, ruling, furthest, senior, chosen, uppermost, supreme, better, commanding, king, zenith, ascendant
important (part of speech: adjective)
heavyweight, world-shaking, notable, important, prominent, crucial, big-name, influential, distinguished, big-wig, momentous, considerable, earthshaking, consequential, pivotal, salient, serious, critical, noteworthy, high-powered, grave
- It has been passed, to this present day, in a stirring age, and not without acquaintance of the most eminent and active spirits of the time. - "Devereux, Book I.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- " I had no slightest intention of reflecting upon the character of so eminent a writer, with whose career, Miss Gaines, I am thoroughly familiar. - "A Woman Named Smith", Marie Conway Oemler.
- These are the things that make us love the eminent Bill. - "Varied Types", G. K. Chesterton.