Notoriousness



[noh-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-, nuh-] /noʊˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-, nə-/

adjective
1.
widely and unfavorably known:
a notorious gambler.
Synonyms: infamous, egregious, outrageous, arrant, flagrant, disreputable.
2.
publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait:
a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism.
Synonyms: notable, renowned, celebrated, prominent, conspicuous, famous, widely known.
/nəʊˈtɔːrɪəs/
adjective
1.
well-known for some bad or unfavourable quality, deed, etc; infamous
2.
(rare) generally known or widely acknowledged
adj.

1540s, “publicly known,” from Medieval Latin notorius “well-known, commonly known,” from Latin notus “known,” past participle of noscere “come to know” (see know). Negative connotation arose 17c. from frequent association with derogatory nouns. Related: Notoriously.

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