Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being famous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being famous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Renown.

Etymologies

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Latin famositas infamy: compare French famosité. See famous.

Examples

  • There seems to be an increase in that kind of comeback story, where people are screwing up being famous, getting famous-er because of it, and then getting even more fame for overcoming that error of famosity that they only made because they were in a famous-type situation.

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  • In spite of their famosity, I hadn’t heard about them until this thread.

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