Adjectives to describe famous people

Here  is a list of adjectives to describe famous people to be used as an additional material to Unit 7 Form 10.

Notable — замечательный; выдающийся; достопримечательный, достойный внимания
Outstanding — выдающийся, знаменитый
Legendary — легендарный
Well-known — известный, знаменитый, популярный, пользующийся известностью
Celebrated — знаменитый, прославленный
Noted — знаменитый, известный 2. замечательный, выдающийся
Famous — знаменитый, прославленный, славный, известный
Notorious — пользующийся дурной славой; печально известный; пресловутый
Prominent — известный, выдающийся
Illustrious — известный; знаменитый, прославленный; выдающийся
Remarkable — замечательный, удивительный
Eminent — выдающийся, знаменитый; видный, занимающий высокое положение
Renowned — прославленный, известный; знаменитый
Honorable— уважаемый, почтенный, достопочтенный, достойный

Note: The translation was taken from Apresyan (En-Ru) dictionary.

Now study the following definitions:

• Someone or something that is notable is important or interesting.
The proposed new structure is notable not only for its height, but for its shape…
With a few notable exceptions, doctors are a pretty sensible lot.

• Someone who is prominent is important.
…a prominent member of the Law Society.
= well-known

• If you describe someone or something as outstanding, you think that they are very remarkable and impressive.
Derartu is an outstanding athlete and deserved to win.
= exceptional

• If you describe someone or something as legendary, you mean that they are very famous and that many stories are told about them.
…the legendary Jazz singer Adelaide Hall…

• A well-known person or thing is known about by a lot of people and is therefore famous or familiar. If someone is well-known for a particular activity, a lot of people know about them because of their involvement with that activity.
He surrounds himself with attractive, intelligent, or well-known people…
Hubbard was well known for his work in the field of drug rehabilitation.

• A celebrated person or thing is famous and much admired.
He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England…
= renowned

• Noted – (US) famous or well-known
She is a noted scholar specializing in Latin-American literature.

• Someone or something that is famous is very well known.
…England’s most famous landscape artist, John Constable.

• To be notorious means to be well-known for something bad.
She told us the story of one of Britain’s most notorious country house murders.

• Someone who is prominent is important.
…a prominent member of the Law Society.
= well-known

• If you describe someone as an illustrious person, you mean that they are extremely well known because they have a high position in society or they have done something impressive.
…his long and illustrious career.
= distinguished

• Someone or something that is remarkable is unusual or special in a way that makes people notice them and be surprised or impressed.
He was a remarkable man…

• An eminent person is well-known and respected, especially because they are good at their profession.
…an eminent scientist.

• A person or place that is renowned for something, usually something good, is well known because of it.
The area is renowned for its Romanesque churches…

• If you describe people or actions as honourable, you mean that they are good and deserve to be respected and admired.
I believe he was an honourable man, dedicated to the people and his union…

Note: The definitions as well as the examples were taken from Collins COBUILD 5 (En-En) dictionary.

Did you remember the words well? Try to fill in the missing adjectives now:

  1. Someone or something that is *** is important or interesting.
  2. Someone who is *** is important.
  3. If you describe someone or something as ***, you think that they are very remarkable and impressive.
  4. If you describe someone or something as ***, you mean that they are very famous and that many stories are told about them.
  5. A *** person or thing is known about by a lot of people and is therefore famous or familiar. If someone is *** for a particular activity, a lot of people know about them because of their involvement with that activity.
  6. A *** person or thing is famous and much admired.
  7. *** – (US) famous or well-known
  8. Someone or something that is *** is very well known.
  9. To be *** means to be well-known for something bad.
  10. Someone who is *** is important.
  11. If you describe someone as an *** person, you mean that they are extremely well known because they have a high position in society or they have done something impressive.
  12. Someone or something that is *** is unusual or special in a way that makes people notice them and be surprised or impressed.
  13. An *** person is well-known and respected, especially because they are good at their profession.
  14. A person or place that is *** for something, usually something good, is well known because of it.
  15. If you describe people or actions as ***, you mean that they are good and deserve to be respected and admired.

PS: Саn I hope that now you can tell the difference between at least some of the adjectives?

Добавить комментарий

Ваш e-mail не будет опубликован. Обязательные поля помечены *

девяносто два − = 88