Significant vs Famous - What's the difference?

significant | famous |

As adjectives the difference between significant and famous

is that significant is signifying something; carrying meaning while famous is well known.

As a noun significant

is that which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.




(en adjective)
  • Signifying something; carrying meaning.
  • a significant''' word or sound; a '''significant look
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • It was well said of Plotinus, that the stars were significant , but not efficient.
  • Having a covert or hidden meaning.
  • Having a noticeable or major effect; notable.
  • That was a significant step in the right direction.
    The First World War was a significant event.
  • Reasonably large in number or amount.
  • (statistics) Having a low probability of occurring by chance (for example, having high correlation and thus likely to be related).
  • Synonyms

    * important


    * insignificant * ignorable * negligible * slight


    (en noun)
  • That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
  • (Wordsworth)
  • * Shakespeare
  • In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts.
    (Webster 1913) ----




    (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