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#156469 - 03/04/06 08:12 PM Re: Antonym for celebrity?  
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obscurity noun 1 the novel plots Carlotta’s rise from obscurity to stardom insignificance, inconspicuousness, unimportance, anonymity; limbo, twilight, oblivion. ANTONYM: fame.

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#156470 - 03/05/06 08:25 PM Re: Antonym for celebrity?  
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> juan! you've just mantled Roget!!

I never said a thing.


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#156471 - 03/05/06 08:45 PM Antonym for celebrity --a friend in Amherst writes  
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I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.


How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

#156472 - 03/06/06 04:13 AM Re: Antonym for celebrity?  
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What's an (is there an) antonym for celebrity?




Everybody else?

I don't think there is one, because it is a term used for distinguishing an uncommon condition from an almost universal one. It's kind of like asking: "What is the opposite of a twin?" Non-twin? There's no polar opposite.

But I've often wondered why there's not an adjectival form of celebrity. How about:
"sell-ah-BRI-tik" ?

#156473 - 03/06/06 05:17 AM Adjectival form of celebrity  
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celebritous = 1080 Google hits

#156474 - 03/06/06 05:25 AM Re: Adjectival form of celebrity  
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Sure. But celebritic is better.

#156475 - 03/06/06 09:40 AM Re: Antonym for celebrity?  
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#156476 - 03/06/06 12:16 PM Re: Antonym for celebrity?  
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But I've often wondered why there's not an adjectival form of celebrity.




There is: celebrated.

#156477 - 03/06/06 01:05 PM celebrated  
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... as in the jumping frog in the Twain story.

#156478 - 03/06/06 01:20 PM Celebrated - vs - notorious frog  
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Some seem to think it's "notorious"... does anyone have a first edition?

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