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famed (adj.)

"much talked about," 1530s, past-participle adjective from fame "spread abroad, report" (v.), c. 1300, from Old French famer, from fame "reputation, renown" (see fame (n.)). To fame (someone) foul meant "to slander" (late 14c.).

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Definitions of famed

famed (adj.)
widely known and esteemed;
a famed scientist
Synonyms: celebrated / far-famed / famous / illustrious / notable / noted / renowned
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