Famous and Known


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Famous adjective – Widely known and esteemed.
Usage example: a famous actor

Known is a synonym for famous in familiar topic. In some cases you can use "Known" instead an adjective "Famous", when it comes to topics like prominent.
Nearby Words: fame, famously, famed, famousness
Synonyms for Famous


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Known adjective – Apprehended with certainty.
Usage example: a known criminal

Famous is a synonym for known in characteristic topic. You can use "Famous" instead an adjective "Known", if it concerns topics such as familiar, prominent.
Nearby Words: know, knowing
Synonyms for Known

Things that words describes

person famous person known person
work famous work known work
people famous people known people
role famous role known role
Other nouns: member, family, name, author, series, figure, example, characters, game, artist, instance, version, song, actor, works, player, stories, actors, cases, songs, stars, examples, roles.

Both words in one sentence

  • Due in part to his cartoon series, Static has gone on to become the most well known and famous of the Milestone characters, and has since become the poster child of the line.
  • There's a good chance you've never heard of Robert Burns before this, but you're almost certainly familiar with his most famous song, "Auld Lang Syne." There's a reason it's still well known over 200 years after it was published.
  • Ascended Extra: The series is notable for focusing on lesser known characters, such as Derfel and Sagramore, instead of more famous characters such as Gawain, Kay and Bedivere.
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