Definition of famously in English:



  • 1informal Excellently.

    ‘we got on famously’
    • ‘So Angus talked as though to a lecture room of students, and from then on, he and Duncan got on famously.’
    • ‘The players got on famously, becoming the first team in 11 years to put three past Brazil.’
    • ‘It should be noted that Schmeling was himself never a Nazi: he had a Jewish manager, and they got along famously.’
    harmoniously, agreeably, pleasantly, nicely, happily, politely, amicably, amiably, affably, genially, peaceably
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  • 2In a way that is widely known.

    ‘they have famously reclusive lifestyles’
    • ‘Malick is a famously reclusive figure who never gives interviews and seems to disappear off the face of the planet for years at a time.’
    • ‘The country boasts some spectacular scenery, most famously Victoria Falls along the Zambezi River.’
    • ‘Gaelic has a reputation for having a famously difficult spelling system, and not just among learners of the language.’
    • ‘This is a famously livable city, and its residents tend to be famously smug about the fact.’
    • ‘Margaret Thatcher once famously remarked that anyone over the age of 30 who was still using buses was a failure.’