Famous vs Popularity - What's the difference?

famous | popularity |


As an adjective famous

is well known.

As a noun popularity is

the quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.

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

    popularity

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The quality or state of being popular; especially, the state of being esteemed by, or of being in favor with, the people at large; good will or favor proceeding from the people; as, the popularity of a law, statesman, or a book.
  • (archaic) The quality or state of being adapted or pleasing to common, poor, or vulgar people; hence, cheapness; inferiority; vulgarity.
  • This gallant laboring to avoid popularity falls into a habit of affectation. — Ben Jonson.
  • (archaic) Something which obtains, or is intended to obtain, the favor of the vulgar; claptrap.
  • Popularities , and circumstances which sway the ordinary judgment. — Bacon.
  • (obsolete) The act of courting the favour of the people.
  • Indicted for popularity and ambition. — Holland.
  • (archaic) Public sentiment; general passion.
  • A little time be allowed for the madness of popularity to cease. — Bancroft.

    Derived terms

    * popularity contest