Famous and Leading


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Famous adjective – Widely known.
Usage example: a book about some of the most famous people of the last century

Leading is a synonym for famous in characteristic topic. In some cases you can use "Leading" instead an adjective "Famous", when it comes to topics like knowledge, prominent, renowned, legendary.
Nearby Words: fame, famously, famed, famousness
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Leading adjective – Coming before all others in importance.
Usage example: they are the leading suppliers of processed meat in the country

Famous is a synonym for leading in characteristic topic. You can use "Famous" instead an adjective "Leading", if it concerns topics such as knowledge, prominent, chief.
Nearby Words: lead, leader, leadership, leaded
Synonyms for Leading

Things that words describes

character famous character leading character
hero famous hero leading hero
man famous man leading man
role famous role leading role
Other nouns: part, member, family, name, figure, example, characters, story, director, figures, actor, actress, scientist, events, actors, bands, examples, roles, scientists.

Both words in one sentence

  • Spirit Advisor Qui-Gon also tells Obi-Wan not to tell Luke about his parentage "until the time is right," leading to Obi-Wan's famous Metaphorically True speech when he is a Spirit Advisor.
  • The execs also refused to let Rick be arrested at the end, leading instead to the famous line, "Round up the usual suspects."
  • Became famous in the late 80s through the 90s for mixing jazz influences and live bands with their music, leading to their most famous song, "Shout".
    Source: Gospel Music
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