Daily Prompt : Famous
In response to prompt : Famous
Famous vs Infamous!
Famous and Infamous is similar because both are descended from the Latin fama. Both means well-known, famous tells you about the positive traits of a human being, while infamous also means well-known but in a negative way.
When we think about Shakespeare, the word famous comes to mind. We think about his amazing plays, it tells us how talented he was.
Infamous however has a negative meaning. When we think of an infamous person, we think of serial killers.
It’s interesting how a simple prefix to a root word changes the meaning completely!
Thank you for sharing this interesting post about the power of a prefix.
All good wishes,
Thank you so much. I thought about other words in English how a mere prefix changes the meaning of a word. 🙂
Prefixes are amazing indeed 🙂