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Synonyms of 'bigwig'

(noun) 
Definition
an important person
(informal)  a bigwig who heads the local parliament
Synonyms
important person
,
somebody
He suddenly became a somebody.
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celebrity
At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
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heavyweight (informal)
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notable
The notables attending included five Senators, two Supreme Court judges and three State Governors.
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big name
all the big names in rock and pop
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mogul
an international media mogul
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big gun (informal)
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dignitary
He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
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celeb (informal)
,
big shot (informal)
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personage
MPs, film stars and other important personages
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nob (slang)
The crook revealed how he mixed with nobs as he pretended to be an aristocrat.
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big cheese (old-fashioned, slang)
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big noise (informal)
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big hitter (informal)
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heavy hitter (informal)
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panjandrum
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notability
They want to get hold of some minor television notability to open the fete.
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V.I.P.
Opposites
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lightweight (informal)
, , ,
non-person

Additional synonyms

in the sense of big name
Definition
a famous person
all the big names in rock and pop
Synonyms
bigwig (informal),
celeb (informal),
face (informal),
big shot (informal),
megastar (informal),
V.I.P.
in the sense of celebrity
Definition
a famous person
At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
Synonyms
bigwig (informal),
celeb (informal),
face (informal),
big shot (informal),
megastar (informal),
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.

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