I want to know the opposite of the word "Star" ?
*Here star indicates a celebrity (people that appear in a movie).
Depending on where your universe ends, the opposite end of the spectrum could be an extra (if you are only thinking of the people that appear in a movie). I think nobody, as has been repeatedly suggested, is the best colloquial term that the average person would consider the "opposite" of a star, but I wanted to bring up this possibility because I think it's interesting that the framing of the question could affect the answer. It also indicates the looseness of the concept of "opposite"--there are many things that don't really have an absolutely clear opposite.
For example, if you think of a "star" as "a person to whom a great deal of positive attention is paid by the public", you could say that the opposite would be someone to whom a great deal of negative attention is paid (the "pariah" suggestion might be an approximate term here). Or you could say it's a person to whom no positive attention is paid (the "nobody"). If you're thinking of a star as a person that appears in a movie or show that is the main focus of the show, then an "extra" would be a person in the movie or show who is furthest from being the main focus.
If you walked up to me and asked what is the opposite of the words star and celebrity, my "knee-jerk reaction" answer would no doubt be nobody. The term nobody when used as a noun (notice that it's a noun in this case and not a pronoun) by most online dictionaries is defined as a person who is not important, but the word itself has come to mean more or less someone who is really just the epitome of not being successful or famous (the song "The Nobodies" by Marilyn Manson comes to mind all of a sudden). Here's a usage example:
She's an internationally recognized superstar. And who am I? I'm a nobody! I'm just a plumber from New Jersey. No, we'll never be together! It's absolutely impossible! A superstar can only be married to another superstar.
Another expression that you might find interesting, apart from the ones that have already been mentioned such as nonentity and no-name which I personally like for their neutrality in meaning, would be no-hoper. No-hoper basically means someone who is a failure or someone who is doomed to failure right from the start. It's often used in a political context to refer to people who you're sure are never going to be able to build successful political careers and as a result become famous politicians. But its usage is not restricted only to politics. For example:
You're a real no-hoper. You'll never achieve anything in life and you'll never become successful!
Note that no-hoper is mostly used in British English.
Apart from nobody as suggested, there are three possibilities for use. The nicer term to use would be
1.1 (of a performer or artist) not well known or famous.
‘unknown artists of the avant-garde’
- An unknown person or thing.
‘she is a relative unknown’
Not as nice are
a common person, as distinguished from one with rank, status, etc.
A person or thing with no special or interesting qualities; an unimportant person or thing.
Some opposite words are:
No-Name--a person unknown in a particular profession.
unimportant person--a person lacking in importance or significance.
a zero--a worthless or contemptibly undistinguished person.
a nobody--a person of no importance or authority.
a nonentity--a person or thing with no special or interesting qualities; an unimportant person or thing.
Without the proper context, it's hard to know exactly what is meant by the opposite of star, so I'll add another option that's not already listed:
Ubrban dictionary describes d-list celebrities as:
A D-List celebrity is simply a person who is known simply through social networks, a person who has made a name for them selves through social networking sites such as Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or what ever else is out there.
D-List celebrities are not necessarily known for there talents but work put in, in areas such as video production, photography, game play or even just simple creativity and originality.
with the example dialogue:
Person 1; "Is Nash Grier Even Actually Famous?"
Person 2; "No!, Hes What You Call A D-Lister (d-list celebrities"
So a d-lister is someone who is a celebrity but certainly not a star.
Nothing (noun) is often used in the sense you are referring to:
someone of no value or importance:
- He's a nothing, a low-down, useless nobody.
It is better to be a "has been" then a "never was." Not everyone can be a star.
The following is a completely non-standard use of the word, and I don't actually recommend using it unless you're in the company of native speakers who like to mess around with language and say silly things that nonetheless sort of make sense…
…but personally I would occasionally go with civilian.
This term usually distinguishes a person from a member of a military organisation, but in some street dialects can be used in a sort of ironic sense to just mean anyone not part of whatever large group of folks you're presently talking about.
Actor #1: Look at that fan over there, waiting for autographs.
Actor #2: Damn civvies.
In sports, the "stars" of a team are complemented by "role players", "bench warmers", and "practice squad" members.
A "superstar" is famous enough that people who are unfamiliar with the sport may watch the team just to see the superstar play. For example, Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, or LeBron James.
A "star" is famous enough that most fans of the team are familiar with how the player helps the team.
A "role player" has one or two specific roles on a team. Many fans of the team do not know who the role player is, or do not care what the role player does. For example, Kurt Rambis.
A "bench warmer" rarely plays. He is there in case better players get injured, or to learn the game so that he might be able to play in the future.
Many teams have a "practice squad". The job of the practice squad is to simulate upcoming opponents, so that the first team can have realistic practices. Many high-level women's teams practice against men.
A "replacement level" player is about as good as the best player who does not yet have a job in the league. In men's sports leagues, "practice squad" players tend to be "replacement level" players.
The other answers describe one who is not a star as a nobody, but the opposite of a star would be a
Pariah (pəˈraɪ ə)
- any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.
“A-list” is the list of the worlds most famous stars. “B-list” is someone not quite as famous, but still very well known. A Z-lister is someone trying to be famous and failing miserably.
The “extra” mentioned is different. That’s someone hired not as an actor, but because a human body is needed to fill a space or a function. As an extra in a TV series you can actually become recognisable if the same extra is used repeatedly.
An unknown "Average Joe" might seem to be the opposite of a star/celebrity but that is not the case. Being an unknown is not the opposite of fame, it is merely the absence of fame. The opposite of a star or celebrity would be someone infamous; i.e. famous for something bad.
In Video Gaming Community I can think of those two :
Those hold a pejorative connotation though...
There's loads of words you could use, depending on who's saying it:
Civilian is the word celebrities use to refer to non-celebrities
(a) Nobody is used by someone who likes to criticize others
Just a regular guy/girl sounds like a mouth-full of words but this is what most people would use, it's not derogatory like the previous example.
Peon is the word used by old-fashioned people like grandparents and villagers.
Noob is the word used by gamers.
Broke Joke is used by gold-diggers.
Diamond in the rough is what a wanna-be celebrity would refer to themselves as.
there is an idiom about terrible actors: couldn't act one's way out of a paper bag.
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