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fame

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fame

  1. 1 the fact or state of being known to the public <many go to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune> Synonyms celebrity, notoriety, renown Related Words infamy; character, mark, name, report, reputability, reputation, repute; cachet, place, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature, status; megastardom, popularity, stardom, superstardom; distinction, eminence, glory, greatness, honor, illustriousness, note, preeminence, prominence, visibility; acclaim, accolade, acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), homage, kudos, laurels, praise, recognition; adoration, idolization Near Antonyms disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, odium, opprobrium, shame; inconspicuousness, invisibility; unpopularity Antonyms anonymity, oblivion, obscureness, obscurity

  2. 2 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general <he has some fame locally as an honest antiques dealer> Synonyms character, reputation, mark, name, note, odor, rep [slang], report, reputeRelated Words credit, honor; celebrity, notoriety, renown; image, persona; admiration, regard, reverenceNear Antonyms discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame




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