Fame vs Famousness - What's the difference?
As an adjective fame
is (in combination
) having a specified reputation.
As a noun famousness is
the condition of being famous; fame.
What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.
* 1667 , (John Milton), (Paradise Lost) , Book 1, ll. 651-4:
* 2012 , Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex , Penguin 2013, p. 23:
- There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long / Intended to create, and therein plant / A generation, whom his choice regard / Should favour […].
The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.
* (William Shakespeare)
- If the accused could produce a specified number of honest neighbours to swear publicly that the suspicion was unfounded, and if no one else came forward to contradict them convincingly, the charge was dropped: otherwise the common fame was held to be true.
- I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited.
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, passage=I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts. But I see I will have to amend that, because he was not a celebrity then, nor, indeed, did he achieve fame
until some time after I left New York for the West.}}
* hall of fame
* walk of fame
To make (someone or something) famous.
The condition of being famous; fame