Famous for <> Famed for <> Renowned for.

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France is famous for its food and wine.
France is famed for its food and wine.
France is renowned for its food and wine.

Is there a difference in meaning between famous for, famed for and renowned for as in the above sentence?

  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Famous and famed are the same. We expect that almost everyone will know the thing/place/art/etc that is famous or famed.

    Renowned is similar and also implies a high reputation.

    It is possible to be famous in your field but not renowned. In the UK, "Eddie the Eagle" is a famous Olympic Ski-jumper, but he certainly was not a renowned ski-jumper because his jumps were spectacularly shorter than those of the other competitors.


    Senior Member
    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    I'm not sure if I understood correctly. Can I say renowned implies "famous" and "held in high regard"?
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