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1‘there were no notable examples of townships with high unemployment’
noteworthy, remarkable, outstanding, important, significant, momentous, headline, memorable, unforgettable, pronounced, marked, striking, glaring, obvious, impressive, uncommon, unusual, particular, special, extraordinary, exceptional, conspicuous, rare, signal
2‘Dr Butler was a notable headmaster’
prominent, important, well known, famous, famed, noted, distinguished, great, eminent, pre-eminent, illustrious, consequential, respected, well thought of, esteemed, honoured, renowned, celebrated, acclaimed, influential, prestigious
in the public eye, of high standing, of distinction, of note, of repute, of mark, of importance, of consequence
1‘the hotel was a favoured haunt for kings, queens, movie stars, authors, and other notables’
celebrity, public figure, important person, VIP, personality, personage, notability, dignitary, leading light, star, superstar, name, big name, famous name, household name, lion, worthy, grandee, luminary, panjandrum
informal celeb, somebody, bigwig, big shot, big noise, big cheese, big gun, big fish, biggie, heavy, megastar
British informal nob
North American informal kahuna, macher, high muckamuck, high muckety-muck
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