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Synonyms for renown
rɪˈnaʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fame, celebrity, renown(noun)

    the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

    Synonyms:
    famous person, celebrity, fame

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. renown

    Fame is the widely disseminated report of a person's character, deeds, or abilities, and is oftenest used in the favorable sense. Reputation and repute are more limited than fame, and may be either good or bad. Notoriety is evil repute or a dishonorable counterfeit of fame. Eminence and distinction may result from rank, station, or character. Celebrity is limited in range; we speak of local celebrity, or world-wide fame. Fame in its best sense may be defined as the applause of numbers; renown, as such applause worthily won; we speak of the conqueror's fame, the patriot's renown. Glory and honor are of good import; honor may be given for qualities or acts that should not win it, but it is always given as something good and worthy; we can speak of an evil fame, but not of evil honor; glory has a more exalted and often a sacred sense.

    Synonyms:
    celebrity, credit, distinction, eminence, fame, glory, honor, laurels, notoriety, reputation, repute

    Antonyms:
    contempt, contumely, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, humiliation, ignominy, infamy, oblivion, obscurity, shame

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. renown

    Synonyms:
    fame, distinction, note, notability, eminence, celebrity, glory, reputation, lustre, honor

    Antonyms:
    disgrace, meanness, ignobleness, degradation, taint, stain, brand, discredit, dishonor, disrepute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. renown(n.)

    Synonyms:
    distinction, repute, name, reputation, note, notoriety, figure, fame, celebrity, glory, honor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. renown(n)

    Synonyms:
    celebrity, repute, fame, notoriety, note

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    reputation, fame, repute, notoriety

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How to use renown in a sentence?

  1. Sallust, The War with Catiline:

    The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.

  2. Homer:

    I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown.

  3. Oliver Goldsmith:

    The dancing pair that simply sought renown,By holding out to tire each other downThe swain mistrustless of his smutted face,While secret laughter titter'd round the placeThe bashful virgin's side-long looks of love,The matrons glance that would those looks reproveThese were thy charms, sweet village sports like these,With sweet succession, taught e'en toil to pleaseThese were thy bowers their cheerful influence shed,These were thy charms -- but all these charms are fled.

  4. Edward Young, Love of Fame (satire I, l. 89):

    Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.

  5. Sallust:

    The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.


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