F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-muh s]
    • /ˈfeɪ məs/
    • /ˈfeɪ.məs.li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-muh s]
    • /ˈfeɪ məs/

Definitions of famously word

  • adjective famously having a widespread reputation, usually of a favorable nature; renowned; celebrated: a famous writer. Synonyms: famed, notable, illustrious. Antonyms: unknown, obscure. 1
  • adjective famously Informal. first-rate; excellent: The singer gave a famous performance. 1
  • adjective famously notorious (used pejoratively). 1
  • adverb famously as everyone knows 1
  • adverb famously very well 1
  • adverb famously You use famously to refer to a fact that is well known, usually because it is remarkable or extreme. 0

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Origin of famously

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin fāmōsus. See fame, -ous

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Parts of speech for Famously


famously 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for famously

adv famously

  • incredibly — so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed.
  • largely — to a great extent; in great part; generally; chiefly: The plan depends largely on his willingness to cooperate. That is largely incorrect.
  • tremendously — extraordinarily great in size, amount, or intensity: a tremendous ocean liner; tremendous talent.
  • markedly — strikingly noticeable; conspicuous: with marked success.
  • mightily — in a mighty manner; powerfully or vigorously.

adverb famously

  • memorably — worth remembering; notable: a memorable speech.
  • eminently — To a notable degree ; very.
  • prominently — standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable: Her eyes are her most prominent feature.
  • notoriously — widely and unfavorably known: a notorious gambler. Synonyms: infamous, egregious, outrageous, arrant, flagrant, disreputable.
  • considerably — to a noteworthy or marked extent; much; noticeably; substantially; amply.

Antonyms for famously

adv famously

  • little — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • inconsiderable — small, as in value, amount, or size.
  • insignificant — unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
  • unremarkably — notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary: a remarkable change.
  • incorrectly — not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.

Top questions with famously

  • who famously said give me liberty or give me death?
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