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People and things that are admired and respected - thesaurus

Synonyms

legend

noun

Britishspoken used to show approval for someone who does something that is clever, funny, cool etc

hero

noun

someone who you admire for their intelligence, abilities, or personal qualities

role model

noun

someone whose behaviour is considered to be a good example for other people to copy

legend

noun

someone who very many people know about and admire

idol

noun

someone that you admire very much

heroine

noun

a woman who is admired for doing something very brave or good

guiding light

noun

someone who you admire very much and who has had an important influence on you

golden girl

noun

mainly journalism a successful woman that a lot of people like and admire

wonder

noun

mainly literary someone whom you admire because they can do something difficult

the grand old man of something

a man who is old and very respected because of his achievements in his profession

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doyen

noun

formal the most respected and famous man in a group or profession

doyenne

noun

formal the most respected and famous woman in a group or profession

folk hero

noun

someone who is admired for their achievements by the ordinary people of a particular region

god

noun

a man who many people admire or copy

goddess

noun

a woman who many people admire or copy

golden boy

noun

mainly journalism a successful man that a lot of people like and admire

the great and the good

people who are important and respected

heroic

adjective

relating to a hero

lady

noun

a woman who you admire for her character or achievements

maestro

noun

someone very skilled who people admire and respect a lot

pillar

noun

formal someone who is important and respected within a group

totem

noun

something that is treated with a lot of respect or fear

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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