notorious

[noh-tawr-ee-uhs, -tohr-, nuh-]
adjective
1.
widely and unfavorably known: a notorious gambler. infamous, egregious, outrageous, arrant, flagrant, disreputable.
2.
publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait: a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism. notable, renowned, celebrated, prominent, conspicuous, famous, widely known.

Origin:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin nōtōrius evident, equivalent to (scere) to get to know (see notify) + -tōrius -tory1

notoriously, adverb
notoriousness, noun

famous, infamous, notorious.
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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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notorious
1540s, "publicly known," from M.L. notorius "well-known, commonly known," from L. notus "known," pp. of noscere "come to know" (see know). Negative connotation arose 17c. from frequent association with derogatory nouns.
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Example sentences
They are perhaps the world's most notorious wild lions.
That was a most notorious gambling hall eighty years ago.
He didn't lose a single game in his five matches here and kept his notorious
  temper in check.
It so happens that pilots are notoriously leery of simulators.
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