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past tense of note

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How is the word noted different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of noted are celebrated, distinguished, eminent, famous, illustrious, notorious, and renowned. While all these words mean "known far and wide," noted suggests well-deserved public attention.

the noted mystery writer

When could celebrated be used to replace noted?

While the synonyms celebrated and noted are close in meaning, celebrated implies notice and attention especially in print.

the most celebrated beauty of her day

When is distinguished a more appropriate choice than noted?

In some situations, the words distinguished and noted are roughly equivalent. However, distinguished implies acknowledged excellence or superiority.

a distinguished scientist who won the Nobel Prize

When would eminent be a good substitute for noted?

Although the words eminent and noted have much in common, eminent implies even greater prominence for outstanding quality or character.

the country's most eminent writers

When might famous be a better fit than noted?

The words famous and noted are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, famous implies little more than the fact of being, sometimes briefly, widely and popularly known.

a famous actress

Where would illustrious be a reasonable alternative to noted?

The words illustrious and noted can be used in similar contexts, but illustrious stresses enduring honor and glory attached to a deed or person.

illustrious war heroes

How do notorious and famous relate to one another, in the sense of noted?

Notorious frequently adds to famous an implication of questionableness or evil.

a notorious gangster

When is it sensible to use renowned instead of noted?

While in some cases nearly identical to noted, renowned implies more glory and acclamation.

one of the most renowned figures in sports history

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Cite this Entry

“Noted.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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