Famous



[fey-muh s] /ˈfeɪ məs/

adjective
1.
having a widespread reputation, usually of a favorable nature; renowned; celebrated:
a famous writer.
Synonyms: famed, notable, illustrious.
Antonyms: unknown, obscure.
2.
Informal. first-rate; excellent:
The singer gave a famous performance.
3.
notorious (used pejoratively).
/ˈfeɪməs/
adjective
1.
known to or recognized by many people; renowned
2.
(informal) excellent; splendid
3.
(archaic) of ill repute
adj.

late 14c., from Anglo-French famous, Old French fameus (Modern French fameux), from Latin famosus “much talked of, renowned,” often “infamous, notorious, of ill repute,” from fama (see fame (n.)). A native word for this was Old English namcuð, literally “name-known.” Catch phrase famous last words “remark likely to be proved wrong” is first attested 1948.
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