Famous synonyms

fā'məs
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(Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
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Known and praised widely; noted.
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Arousing fear or awe; formidable.
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Distinguished; well-known; renowned; eminent
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Exceeding others in quality or rank; of outstanding excellence, extremely notable or important. [from 15th c.]
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Celebrated; eminent
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Very clear; evident
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Respected, having received honor.
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Regarded as proper usage; standard
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Extensive in time or distance:
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A person of distinction; famous or well-known person
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Not prominent nor easily noticeable
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The definition of prestigious is someone or something that is highly respected or esteemed.
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Widely known and discussed
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Widely known and esteemed
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Much talked about or widely known; famous; renowned (for something)
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widely known and esteemed
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The definition of eminent is someone or something that rises above or is distinguished or outstanding.
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First in rank or importance; leading
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Widely but unfavorably known or talked about
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Having a good reputation; well-known
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Exaggerated; inflated:
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Attracting or worthy of notice, especially for being unusual or extraordinary:
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The definition of extraordinary is something or someone that is unusual, exceptional or remarkable.
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The definition of brilliant is someone or something that is very bright, either in terms of intelligence or because it is shiny or intensely colored.
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Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.
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Inspiring awe and reverence; imposing and magnificent
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Imposing because of great size, beauty, and extent; magnificent
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Accepted by or prevalent among the people in general:
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Without peer or equal; unparalleled, nonpareil. Of the highest quality, best.
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Impressive, as in size, power, or accomplishment:
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Very tall or high, particularly used to denote something that is taller than anything around it.
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Well-known; famous
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Publicly issued and sold:
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Worth being remembered or noted; remarkable:
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(Idiomatic) In the focus of attention, especially from the media.
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Widely recognized or acclaimed; famous:
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Not well known or widely known:
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Difficult to understand.
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Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
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Greatly praised or lauded, revered, highly respected.
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The definition of excellent is someone or something as exceptional or of high quality.
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Widely known; specif., significant and widely know within a particular field
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Notable; distinguished; honored.
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(Archaic) Ornamented with designs showing scenes as from history
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Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; prosperous; fortunate; happy
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Not notable.
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Lacking distinction; ordinary.
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Of or performing a lead in a theatrical production:
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Easy to notice; obvious:
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The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.
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Worthy of being remembered mentally or in writing.
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The definition of influential is someone or something that has an impact on or shapes how people act or how things occur.
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Ignominious; disgraceful:
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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
Find another word for famous. In this page you can discover 64 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for famous, like: well-known, celebrated, redoubtable, noted, talked of, preeminent, distinguished, illustrious, renowned, honored and reputable.