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One entry found for famous.
Main Entry: fa·mous
Pronunciation: primarystressfamacr-mschwas
Function: adjective
1 : much talked about : very well-known <famous explorer>
2 : EXCELLENT <famous weather for a picnic>
synonyms FAMOUS, RENOWNED, CELEBRATED, NOTORIOUS mean known far and wide. FAMOUS suggests simply that one is popularly known and sometimes only for a short time <a famous actor>. RENOWNED stresses glory and honor <heroes renowned in story and song>. CELEBRATED stresses frequent public notice and mention especially in print <a celebrated murder trial>. NOTORIOUS suggests that one is famous for wrongdoing <one of the most notorious traitors in history>.

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