English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'big name'

(noun) 
Definition
a famous person
all the big names in rock and pop
Synonyms
celebrity
At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
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star
Not all football stars are ill-behaved louts.
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personality
a radio and television personality
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superstar
a Hollywood superstar
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dignitary
He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
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luminary
the political opinions of such luminaries as Sartre and de Beauvoir
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bigwig (informal)
a bigwig who heads the local parliament
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celeb (informal)
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face (informal)
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big shot (informal)
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personage
MPs, film stars and other important personages
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megastar (informal)
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lion
By the 1920s Kahlil Gibran was a social and literary lion.
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V.I.P.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bigwig
Definition
an important person
a bigwig who heads the local parliament
Synonyms
important person,
heavyweight (informal),
big gun (informal),
celeb (informal),
big shot (informal),
nob (slang),
big cheese (old-fashioned, slang),
big noise (informal),
big hitter (informal),
heavy hitter (informal),
panjandrum,
V.I.P.
in the sense of dignitary
Definition
a person of high official position or rank
He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
Synonyms
public figure,
high-up (informal),
bigwig (informal),
celeb (informal),
pillar of society,
pillar of the church,
pillar of the state,
V.I.P.
in the sense of lion
By the 1920s Kahlil Gibran was a social and literary lion.
Synonyms
celeb (informal),
megastar (informal),
V.I.P.

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