Fame vs Famousness - What's the difference?

fame | famousness |

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:
  • 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 […].
  • * 2012 , Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex , Penguin 2013, p. 23:
  • 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.
  • One's reputation.
  • The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , 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.}}

    Derived terms

    * hall of fame * walk of fame


  • To make (someone or something) famous.
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  • The condition of being famous; fame