Synonyms for fame

Grammar : Noun
Spell : feym
Phonetic Transcription : feɪm

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Définition of fame

Origin :
  • early 13c., "character attributed to someone;" late 13c., "celebrity, renown," from Old French fame "fame, reputation, renown, rumor," from Latin fama "talk, rumor, report, reputation," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, tell, say" (cf. Sanskrit bhanati "speaks;" Latin fari "to say," fabula "narrative, account, tale, story;" Armenian ban, bay "word, term;" Old Church Slavonic bajati "to talk, tell;" Old English boian "to boast," ben "prayer, request;" Greek pheme "talk," phone "voice, sound," phanai "to speak;" Old Irish bann "law").
  • The goddess Fama was the personification of rumor in Roman mythology. The Latin derivative fabulare was the colloquial word for "speak, talk" since the time of Plautus, whence Spanish hablar.
  • I've always been afraid I was going to tap the world on the shoulder for 20 years, and when it finally turned around I was going to forget what I had to say. [Tom Waits, "Playboy" magazine interview, March, 1988]
  • noun celebrity
Example sentences :
  • "I am satisfied with the pursuit of wisdom, not with the fame of it," replied the sage.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The fame of the Nile valley must have spread at an early date.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • He has made a speech, and dedicated it to German fame for ever.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Your squires are doubtless worthy the fame of their masters.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But to have been Caesar's mistress was Cleopatra's chief title to fame.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • He had at hand a surer ladder to fame than the mummer's art.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • It is not fair to me, because I haf hungered for fame as you for beauty.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Some had evidently come from afar, for the fame of the revivalist was widespread.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • But to be t'e first is fame and all t'e ot'er t'ings I promise you.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • As for fame, it is but little matter whether we acquire it or not.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Antonyms for fame

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