|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Q&A about words » Antonym for celebrity? Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#156469 - 03/04/06 03:12 PM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
Loc: Compost heap
obscurity noun 1 the novel plots Carlotta’s rise from obscurity to stardom insignificance, inconspicuousness, unimportance, anonymity; limbo, twilight, oblivion. ANTONYM: fame.
New Oxford American Dictionary ©
#156470 - 03/05/06 03:25 PM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
> juan! you've just mantled Roget!!
I never said a thing._________________________
formerly known as etaoin...
#156471 - 03/05/06 03:45 PM Antonym for celebrity --a friend in Amherst writes
Loc: Spam Factory
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 - 03/05/06 11:13 PM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
What's an (is there an) antonym for celebrity?
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:
#156473 - 03/06/06 12:17 AM Adjectival form of celebrity
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
celebritous = 1080 Google hits
#156474 - 03/06/06 12:25 AM Re: Adjectival form of celebrity
Sure. But celebritic is better.
#156475 - 03/06/06 04:40 AM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
Loc: Marion NC
deleted as inconsequential
Edited by TEd Remington (03/06/06 04:42 AM)_________________________
#156476 - 03/06/06 07:16 AM Re: Antonym for celebrity?
Loc: lower upstate New York
But I've often wondered why there's not an adjectival form of celebrity.
There is: celebrated.
#156477 - 03/06/06 08:05 AM celebrated
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
... as in the jumping frog in the Twain story.
#156478 - 03/06/06 08:20 AM Celebrated - vs - notorious frog
Some seem to think it's "notorious"... does anyone have a first edition?
Forum Stats 8952 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members alphaomega, MarlSF, jfw, hiscientist, MaineMrC
8952 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 58 Guests and 5 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
wofahulicodoc 75 LukeJavan8 53 may2point0 28 A C Bowden 1 jheem 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10538 LukeJavan8 8486 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 wofahulicodoc 6865 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 1994-2016 Wordsmith