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Re: Antonym for celebrity? #156469
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Getting closer.

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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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Re: Antonym for celebrity? #156470
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> juan! you've just mantled Roget!!

I never said a thing.


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Antonym for celebrity --a friend in Amherst writes #156471
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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!

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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" ?

Adjectival form of celebrity #156473
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celebritous = 1080 Google hits

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Sure. But celebritic is better.

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But I've often wondered why there's not an adjectival form of celebrity.




There is: celebrated.

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... as in the jumping frog in the Twain story.

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Some seem to think it's "notorious"... does anyone have a first edition?

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