un·​fa·​mous ˌən-ˈfā-məs How to pronounce unfamous (audio)
: not widely known or renowned : not famous
an unfamous actor
She wished she was a famous writer already, and didn't have to go through the unfamous stage.Blue Balliett

Examples of unfamous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To know all the actors, famous to unfamous. Daniel Vaillancourt, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2022 But during this break in the action, a camera scanning courtside spotted Kobe, pleasantly inhabited by an almost unfamous happiness, teaching his daughter about the game. Matt Sullivan, Vulture, 29 June 2021 And then Wickie becomes Dawn's perpetual houseguest — which is practically a whole other TV show about a celebrity crashing with unfamous people, a concept so obvious Harry Styles already produced a failed TV series about it. Darren Franich, EW.com, 3 May 2021 Of course, many other singers famous and unfamous have struggled with the anthem’s vast dynamics, dizzying melodies and inherent pressure involved with performing the piece. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 25 Feb. 2021 Today, however, the unfamous are experimenting too. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 19 Oct. 2020 And of course, Space Camp continued to be a phenomenon, attracting around 40,000 campers each year, ranging from unfamous kids to offspring of stars such as Bruce Springsteen. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 8 Sep. 2020 The point is the music’s pulse, its pep, and more than anything, the way it has been consumed: by unfamous people doing goofy routines. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 9 Apr. 2020 But don't forget that your unfamous neighbor is struggling too. Jessica A. Gold, SELF, 3 Aug. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfamous was in the 14th century

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“Unfamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfamous. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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