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esteemed

If lots of people respect you and you're known around town as a wise and intelligent person whose opinion matters, then you're esteemed.

Esteemed comes from the verb esteem, which means "to think valuable." If you are esteemed, then people think you're a valuable person to have around, and have a lot of respect for you. If you're hosting a dinner party with a special guest, an elderly man who has traveled the world and written many books, you could introduce him as your esteemed guest.

Definitions of esteemed
  1. adjective
    having an illustrious reputation; respected
    “our esteemed leader”
    synonyms: eminent, honored, prestigious
    reputable
    having a good reputation
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