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!


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