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Definition of unfamous

: 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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A Return to the Original Purpose of Music," 9 Apr. 2020 But don't forget that your unfamous neighbor is struggling too. Jessica A. Gold, SELF, "A Psychiatrist Explains Why You May Feel Annoyed When You Hear Celebrities Talk About Anxiety," 3 Aug. 2018 And Cosby’s conviction fits all too well into the current #MeToo narrative of Hollywood giants being toppled mostly by unfamous women seeking to right past wrongs. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Tom Brokaw accusations, Bill Cosby Verdict, Weinstein Movie: Broadsheet for April 27," 27 Apr. 2018 Along with celebs, millions of unfamous women keep their baby-making challenges under wraps. Norine Dworkin-mcdaniel, Redbook, "The Invisible Pain of Infertility," 17 Oct. 2011 What Gemini salvages from these movies is a sense of Los Angeles as a lost paradise, and of Hollywood as a treacherous place for the unfamous. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "Kirke captains 'Gemini,' a nimble neo-noir," 4 Apr. 2018 Watching wells of talent be revealed in unfamous and unpolished people, many of whom have overcome personal struggles, really can be inspiring. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "The Zombie Cheer of the Revived American Idol," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unfamous

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfamous. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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