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Another word for famous

Adjective
  1. Widely known and discussed

  2. See also:

    knowledge

Synonym Study

  • Illustrious suggests a reputation based on brilliance of achievement or splendidness of character
  • Eminent more strongly stresses the conspicuous superiority of persons or things
  • Distinguished implies a being noted as superior in its class or of its kind
  • Notorious , in current usage, suggests a being widely but unfavorably known or talked about
  • Noted implies a being brought to the wide notice of the public for some particular quality
  • Celebrated is applied to persons or things that have received much public honor or praise
  • Renowned suggests fame or honor achieved through some outstanding quality or accomplishment
  • Famous is applied to persons or things that have received wide public attention and are generally known and talked about