notoriety

[noh-tuh-rahy-i-tee]
noun, plural notorieties.
1.
the state, quality, or character of being notorious or widely known: a craze for notoriety.
2.
Chiefly British. a notorious or celebrated person.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin nōtōrietās, equivalent to nōtōri(us) notorious + -etās, variant (after -i-) of -ity


1. disrepute, ill-repute, shame, infamy.
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notorious (nəʊˈtɔːrɪəs)
 
adj
1.  well-known for some bad or unfavourable quality, deed, etc; infamous
2.  rare generally known or widely acknowledged
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin notōrius well-known, from nōtus known, from noscere to know]
 
notoriety
 
n
 
no'toriousness
 
n
 
no'toriously
 
adv

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notoriety
1590s, from Fr. notoriété, from M.L. notorietas, from notorius (see notorious).
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Example sentences
Despite the region's notoriety as a honeymoon destination, the area is proud of
  its reputation as a family-friendly vacation spot.
Notoriety of offense and its impact on the reputation of the agency.
Unfortunately, his notoriety is for one of the most embarrassing moments in his
  life.
It's a new technology, and the missteps have gained notoriety in the press.
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