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notoriety

[noh-tuh-rahy-i-tee] /ˌnoʊ təˈraɪ ɪ ti/
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 of notoriety
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin nōtōrietās, equivalent to nōtōri(us) notorious + -etās, variant (after -i-) of -ity
Synonyms
1. disrepute, ill-repute, shame, infamy.
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Word Origin and History for notoriety
n.

1590s, from Middle French notoriété or directly from Medieval Latin notorietatem (nominative notorietas), from notorius "well-known" (see notorious).

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