Famous vs Excellent - What's the difference?

famous | excellent | Synonyms |

Famous is a synonym of excellent.

As adjectives the difference between famous and excellent

is that famous is well known while excellent is of the highest quality; splendid.

As an adverb excellent is

(obsolete) excellently.




(en adjective)
  • Well known.
  • In the public eye.
  • Some people are only famous within their city.


    * famed, noted, celebrated, well-known, renowned * See

    Derived terms

    * famously * famous last words



  • Of the highest quality; splendid.
  • *
  • *:A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
  • Exceptionally good of its kind.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
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  • Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
  • *(David Hume) (1711-1776)
  • *:an excellent hypocrite
  • *(Beaumont and Fletcher) (1603-1625)
  • *:Their sorrows are most excellent .
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * excellence * excellently * excellentness


    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete) Excellently.
  • *, New York Review Books 2001, p.287:
  • Lucian, in his tract de Mercede conductis , hath excellent well deciphered such men's proceedings in his picture of Opulentia […].


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