Famous and Notorious


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

Notorious is a synonym for famous in familiar topic. In some cases you can use "Notorious" instead an adjective "Famous", when it comes to topics like knowledge, legendary, well known. popular alternative
Nearby Words: fame, famously, famed, famousness
Synonyms for Famous


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Notorious adjective – Widely known.
Usage example: a book signing for a notorious author of tell-all celebrity biographies

Famous is a synonym for notorious in well known topic. You can use "Famous" instead an adjective "Notorious", if it concerns topics such as familiar, knowledge. popular alternative
Nearby Word: notoriety
Synonyms for Notorious

Things that words describes

character famous character notorious character
man famous man notorious man
part famous part notorious part
member famous member notorious member
Other nouns: family, band, series, sequence, scene, line, show, incident, episode, case, figure, example, game, story, artist, figures, instance, version, film, doctor, video, cases, examples.

Both words in one sentence

  • Metallicar Syndrome However, that year's model (and indeed, that car) were the first to feature the famous (or perhaps infamous) "flaming chicken" hood decal Trans Ams were later famous/notorious for.
  • Path of Exile is both famous and notorious for having what is essentially a skill forest.
  • Ghost Town The old asbestos mining town of Wittenoom possibly being the most famous and notorious.
    Source: Ghost Town
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