known and admired by a lot of people, especially for a special skill, achievement, or quality [= famous]
renowned for
an island renowned for its beauty
renowned as
He's renowned as a brilliant speaker.
renowned author/actor/photographer etc
a world renowned expert in the field
WORD FOCUS: famous WORD FOCUS: famous
similar words: well-known, celebrated, renowned, eminent, noted, legendary

famous for doing something bad: notorious, infamous

not famous: little-known, unknown, obscure

a famous person: celebrity, celeb informal, star

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