Famous vs Imminent - What's the difference?

famous | imminent |


As adjectives the difference between famous and imminent

is that famous is well known while imminent is about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

famous

English

Adjective

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

    Synonyms

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

    Derived terms

    * famously * famous last words

    imminent

    English

    (Imminence)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
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  • Usage notes

    * Imminent and eminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Imminent'' is also sometimes confused with ''immanent . * Said of danger, threat and death.

    Synonyms

    * inevitable * immediate * impending

    Derived terms

    * imminence * imminently