renowned

[ri-nound]
adjective
celebrated; famous.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see renown, -ed2

renownedly [ri-nou-nid-lee, -nound-] , adverb
renownedness, noun
unrenowned, adjective


famed, distinguished, honored, notable.
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renowned (rɪˈnaʊnd)
 
adj
having a widespread, esp good, reputation; famous

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renowned
late 14c.; pp. adj. from renown.
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Example sentences
As great a stake depends on your private act to-day as followed their public and renowned steps.
He kept other renowned archeologists from other countries at bay.
The research focuses on the flight of the pestilent locust, an insect renowned for its efficient flying style.
Influenza is, as you know, renowned for its ability to mutate.
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