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Known and praised widely; noted.
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  1. Known and praised widely; noted.
  2. Much spoken of; famous; renowned
  3. Famous or widely praised for good works
Acknowledged or recorded, esp. officially
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  1. Acknowledged or recorded, esp. officially
  2. Distinguished; well-known; renowned; eminent
  3. Widely known or distinguished, as by reputation; famous:
(Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
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  1. (Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
  2. Widely known; familiar or famous:
  3. (Nonstandard) Alternative form of well-known.
Acknowledged or recorded, esp. officially
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  1. Acknowledged or recorded, esp. officially
  2. Widely known or distinguished, as by reputation; famous:
  3. Distinguished; well-known; renowned; eminent
Well-known; publicly discussed
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  1. Well-known; publicly discussed
  2. Known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous:
Celebrated; eminent
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  1. Celebrated; eminent
  2. Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
  3. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
Outstanding or remarkable:
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  1. Outstanding or remarkable:
  2. Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field:
  3. Towering or standing out above others; prominent:
Very clear; evident
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  1. Very clear; evident
  2. Well known and very distinguished; eminent.
  3. Very distinguished; famous; eminent; outstanding
Widely known; renowned.
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  1. Widely known; renowned.
  2. Much talked about or widely known; famous; renowned (for something)
  3. Having fame; famous or noted
First in rank or importance; leading
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  1. First in rank or importance; leading
  2. More prominent or important than others, especially in position or rank:
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
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  1. Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable.
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  1. Attracting attention, as by being unusual or remarkable; noticeable.
  2. Easy to see or perceive; obvious
  3. Easy to notice; obvious:
Widely known; specif., significant and widely know within a particular field
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  1. Widely known; specif., significant and widely know within a particular field
  2. Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant:
  3. Widely known; eminent:
Regarded as proper usage; standard
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  1. Regarded as proper usage; standard
  2. Having a good reputation; honourable.
Notable; distinguished; honored.
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  1. Notable; distinguished; honored.
Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
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  1. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
  2. Perceptible; noticeable:
  3. Worthy of note or notice; remarkable:
Having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position, etc.
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  1. Having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position, etc.
  2. Strongly affecting the course of events or the nature of things; significant:
  3. Meaning a great deal; having much significance, consequence, or value
Worthy of being remembered mentally or in writing.
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  1. Worthy of being remembered mentally or in writing.
Having prestige; esteemed.
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  1. Having prestige; esteemed.
  2. Having or imparting prestige
  3. (Archaic) Of or characterized by legerdemain or deception
Displaying someone's name
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  1. Displaying someone's name
  2. Having a good reputation; well-known
Lofty; sublime; noble:
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  1. Lofty; sublime; noble:
  2. Exaggerated; inflated:
  3. Elevated in rank, character, or status.
Worthy of remark or notice
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  1. Worthy of remark or notice
  2. Unusual; extraordinary
  3. Attracting or worthy of notice, especially for being unusual or extraordinary:
Not according to the usual custom or regular plan
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  1. Not according to the usual custom or regular plan
  2. Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion:
  3. Highly exceptional; remarkable:
Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
  2. Designating a thing or group of things larger than others of the same kind
  3. Superior in quality or character; noble:
Superb; wonderful:
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  1. Superb; wonderful:
  2. Very splendid or distinguished
  3. Having or showing keen intelligence, great talent or skill, etc.
Admirable for boldness or purity; surpassing:
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  1. Admirable for boldness or purity; surpassing:
  2. Imposing by reason of showiness or grandeur; magnificent:
  3. Very good; excellent; fine
Respected and dignified:
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  1. Respected and dignified:
  2. Worthy of respect because of age and dignity, high position, etc.; venerable
  3. Inspiring awe and reverence; imposing and magnificent
Having more importance than others; principal:
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  1. Having more importance than others; principal:
  2. Most important; chief; main; principal
  3. Dignified or noble, as in appearance or effect:
Of or carried on by the common people or all the people
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  1. Of or carried on by the common people or all the people
  2. Within the means of the ordinary person
  3. Fit for, adapted to, or reflecting the taste of the people at large:
Being such as to have no match; incomparable.
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  1. Being such as to have no match; incomparable.
  2. Without equal; unrivaled
  3. Without peer or equal; unparalleled, nonpareil. Of the highest quality, best.
Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.
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  1. Magnificent and impressive because of appearance, size, stateliness or dignity.
  2. Impressive, as in size, power, or accomplishment:
  3. Making a strong impression because of great size, strength, dignity, etc.; impressive
Outstanding; preeminent:
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  1. Outstanding; preeminent:
  2. Very tall or high, particularly used to denote something that is taller than anything around it.
  3. Very great, intense, influential, etc.
Remarkable; extraordinary
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  1. Remarkable; extraordinary
  2. Extremely well known; famous or renowned:
  3. Well-known; famous
Much talked or written about
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  1. Much talked or written about
  2. Celebrated or famous in history or story:
  3. Having or consisting of a specified number of stories. Often used in combination:
Having or exercising influence.
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  1. Having or exercising influence.
  2. Having or exerting influence.
  3. Having or exerting influence, esp. great influence; powerful; effective
Ranking first.
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  1. Ranking first.
  2. Occurring in advance; preceding.
  3. Having a position in the lead; foremost:
Deserving notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
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  1. Deserving notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
  2. Worthy of note; deserving notice; outstanding; remarkable; notable
Exceptionally good; distinguished from others by its superiority
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  1. Exceptionally good; distinguished from others by its superiority
  2. Prominent; distinguished; conspicuous
  3. Prominent or noticeable; standing out from others
Worth being remembered or noted; remarkable:
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  1. Worth being remembered or noted; remarkable:
(Idiomatic) In the focus of attention, especially from the media.
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  1. (Idiomatic) In the focus of attention, especially from the media.
Widely recognized or acclaimed; famous:
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  1. Widely recognized or acclaimed; famous:
  2. Of or involving one that is widely recognized or acclaimed:
  3. (Informal) famous or celebrated; well-known.
Widely known; renowned.
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  1. Widely known; renowned.
  2. Much talked about or widely known; famous; renowned (for something)
  3. Having fame; famous or noted
Ranking first.
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  1. Ranking first.
  2. Occurring in advance; preceding.
  3. Having a position in the lead; foremost:
Well-known; publicly discussed
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  1. Well-known; publicly discussed
  2. Known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous:
Within the means of the ordinary person
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  1. Within the means of the ordinary person
  2. Accepted by or prevalent among the people in general:
  3. Widely liked or appreciated:
(Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
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  1. (Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
  2. (Nonstandard) Alternative form of well-known.
  3. Widely known; familiar or famous:
Known and praised widely; noted.
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  1. Known and praised widely; noted.
  2. Much spoken of; famous; renowned
  3. Famous or widely praised for good works
Celebrated; eminent
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  1. Celebrated; eminent
  2. Dignified in conduct or appearance:
  3. Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field:
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  1. Well-known and respected, especially for achievement in a particular field:
  2. Outstanding or remarkable:
  3. Towering or standing out above others; prominent:
Widely known; renowned.
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  1. Widely known; renowned.
  2. Much talked about or widely known; famous; renowned (for something)
  3. Having fame; famous or noted
Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being one generation removed from the relative specified. Often used in combination:
  2. (Informal) Very good; first-rate:
  3. Eminent; distinguished:
Very clear; evident
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  1. Very clear; evident
  2. Well known and very distinguished; eminent.
  3. Very distinguished; famous; eminent; outstanding
Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
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  1. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
  2. Perceptible; noticeable:
  3. Worthy of note or notice; remarkable:
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
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  1. Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
Having prestige; esteemed.
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  1. Having prestige; esteemed.
  2. Having or imparting prestige
  3. (Archaic) Of or characterized by legerdemain or deception
Widely known; specif., significant and widely know within a particular field
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  1. Widely known; specif., significant and widely know within a particular field
  2. Projecting outward or upward from a line or surface; protuberant:
  3. Widely known; eminent:
Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
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  1. Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
  2. Commanding respect
  3. Worthy of respect or honor.

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
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