One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural notabilitiesmass noun
1The fact or quality of being notable.‘the village enjoys a notability out of all relation to its size’
noteworthiness, momentousness, memorability, impressiveness, extraordinarinessView synonyms
- ‘The other notability is the low number of ‘partners’ among the dull old political straights.’
- ‘The baby of producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, Enterprise isn't a new offering at the mature age of three seasons on-air, but it's taken a drastic change in tone that's enough to gain it notability.’
- ‘What with your notability throughout the world, he should have put it on the top of his To Do list.’
- ‘Those notabilities included one horse's acceptance of only one rider, and another horse's sagacity at any chance to break away whenever an unfamiliar rider was attempting to dismount.’
- ‘Only recently has Cole, dubbed ‘the unknown Cole,’ begun to achieve significant notability on the jazz circuit.’
- ‘Both ministers know just too well the notability of getting this document done by June.’
- 1.1dated count noun A famous or important person.‘a Fleet Street notability’
celebrity, public figure, important person, vip, personality, personage, notable, dignitary, leading light, star, superstar, name, big name, famous name, household nameView synonyms
- ‘Handel or his librettist found the story in Plutarch's chronicles of Roman notabilities, which had been magnificently Englished, in the 17th century, by Sir Thomas North.’
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