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Synonyms of 'celebrity'

(noun) 
Definition
a famous person
At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
Synonyms
personality
a radio and television personality
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star
Not all football stars are ill-behaved louts.
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lion
By the 1920s Kahlil Gibran was a social and literary lion.
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superstar
a Hollywood superstar
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big name
all the big names in rock and pop
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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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V.I.P.
Opposites
has-been
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non-person
(noun) 
Definition
the state of being famous
She has finally achieved celebrity after 25 years as a performer.
Synonyms
fame
At the height of his fame, his every word was valued.
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reputation
The stories ruined his reputation.
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honour
He brought honour and glory to his country.
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glory
He had his moment of glory when he won the Berlin Marathon.
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popularity
His authority and popularity have declined.
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distinction
He is a composer of distinction and sensitivity.
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prestige
Her work gained her international prestige.
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prominence
He came to prominence during the last World Cup.
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stardom
In 1929 she shot to stardom on Broadway.
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renown
She used to be a singer of some renown.
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pre-eminence
London's continuing pre-eminence among European financial centres
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repute
The UN's repute has risen immeasurably.
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notability
The book contained 48 charts, each dedicated to a person of notability.
Opposites

Quotations

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized [Fred AllenTreadmill to Oblivion]
The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness [Daniel BoorstinThe Image]Celebrity: the advantage of being known by those who don't know you [ChamfortMaximes et pensées]

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 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.

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