Definition of superstar in English:



  • An extremely famous and successful performer or sports player.

    ‘he became a superstar overnight’
    [as modifier] ‘despite their superstar status the band refuse to change their lifestyle’
    • ‘I admire both men for taking chances that one would not expect superstars to take.’
    • ‘That's why studios overspend on superstars… they at least guarantee a little success… usually.’
    • ‘But when it was announced that I was going to be in this movie, I became a superstar overnight at my children's school.’
    • ‘He also was the most boring and most conceited of all boxing superstars.’
    • ‘The huge salaries paid to the American superstars are paid in U.S. dollars into U.S. bank accounts and stay in the United States.’
    • ‘Examples are as prevalent as the desire of Hollywood to promote television teens into blockbuster superstars.’
    • ‘Even with all her superstar diva qualities, she's too lightweight, too soft to portray a scheming seductress.’
    • ‘He's maybe not so much a genius himself, or actually have the technical skill to develop computers, but he's probably a guy who recognizes superstars.’
    • ‘Possibly, since they can be counted among the superstars of today who recognise the need to blur the boundaries between fact and fiction in constructing themselves.’
    • ‘A lot of boys in my grade care more about being the class clown or a sports superstar than being a star student.’
    • ‘This is nothing new for the superstar - almost every film he has written has been essentially the same.’
    • ‘Today, media superstars, including sports heroes, pop divas and movie stars, are at the forefront of news and pop culture.’
    • ‘The future superstars of this industry will be those who find the balance.’
    • ‘By this time he had become an international superstar, and suddenly had the clout to do pretty much whatever he wanted musically.’
    • ‘Athletes, the new superstars, tie their performance to a myriad of deals and marketing that makes them a part of our everyday existence, even if we aren't fans.’
    • ‘The second series marked the point where the quartet became superstars, with scenes from each episode being acted out in offices up and down Britain next morning.’
    • ‘All those who used to make a living by imitating superstars have become film stars in their own right.’
    • ‘Almost overnight the group became superstars.’
    • ‘There wasn't any money in the budget to hire the superstars from the original film.’
    • ‘It sold in the millions - and that was about 50 years ago when selling a million records was something few superstars ever did.’
    celebrity, famous person, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, mogul, giant, great, master, king, guru
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