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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feym]
    • /feɪm/
    • /feɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feym]
    • /feɪm/

Definitions of fame word

  • noun fame widespread reputation, especially of a favorable character; renown; public eminence: to seek fame as an opera singer. 1
  • noun fame common estimation or opinion generally held of a person or thing; reputation. 1
  • verb with object fame Archaic. to have or spread the renown of; to make famous. 1
  • noun fame The condition of being known or talked about by many people, especially on account of notable achievements. 1
  • noun fame being famous 1
  • noun fame reputation 1

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Origin of fame

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin fāma talk, public opinion, repute, akin to fārī to speak

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Parts of speech for Fame


fame popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fame usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fame

noun fame

  • renown — widespread and high repute; fame.
  • dignity — bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.
  • stardom — the world or class of professional stars, as of the stage.
  • glory — very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent; renown: to win glory on the field of battle.
  • character — The character of a person or place consists of all the qualities they have that make them distinct from other people or places.

adjective fame

  • pre-eminence — the state or character of being preeminent.
  • noter — a brief record of something written down to assist the memory or for future reference.

Antonyms for fame

noun fame

  • dishonor — lack or loss of honor; disgraceful or dishonest character or conduct.
  • inferiority — lower in station, rank, degree, or grade (often followed by to): a rank inferior to colonel.
  • disapproval — the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure: stern disapproval.
  • disbelief — the inability or refusal to believe or to accept something as true.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.

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