Synonyms of 'celebrity'
a famous personAt the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
a radio and television personality
Not all football stars are ill-behaved louts.
By the 1920s Kahlil Gibran was a social and literary lion.
a Hollywood superstar
all the big names in rock and pop
He was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
the political opinions of such luminaries as Sartre and de Beauvoir
bigwig (informal), ,
a bigwig who heads the local parliament
face (informal), ,
MPs, film stars and other important personages
the state of being famousShe has finally achieved celebrity after 25 years as a performer.
At the height of his fame, his every word was valued.
The stories ruined his reputation.
He brought honour and glory to his country.
He had his moment of glory when he won the Berlin Marathon.
His authority and popularity have declined.
He is a composer of distinction and sensitivity.
Her work gained her international prestige.
He came to prominence during the last World Cup.
In 1929 she shot to stardom on Broadway.
She used to be a singer of some renown.
London's continuing pre-eminence among European financial centres
The UN's repute has risen immeasurably.
The book contained 48 charts, each dedicated to a person of notability.
A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized – Treadmill to Oblivion]The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness – The Image]Celebrity: the advantage of being known by those who don't know you – Maximes et pensées]
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in the sense of big name
a famous personall the big names in rock and pop
in the sense of bigwig
an important persona bigwig who heads the local parliament
big gun (informal),
big shot (informal),
big cheese (old-fashioned, slang),
big noise (informal),
big hitter (informal),
heavy hitter (informal),
in the sense of dignitary
a person of high official position or rankHe was a visiting dignitary of great importance.
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