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well-known

adjective
     
well-known comparative better-known, superlative best-known
known by a lot of people
it is well-known (that)
It's a well-known fact that smoking can cause lung cancer.
This is probably their best-known song.
a well-known TV presenter
well-known for
He was well-known for his extreme political views.
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


See also
famous

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