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notorious

[noh-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-, nuh-] /noʊˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-, nə-/
adjective
1.
widely and unfavorably known:
a notorious gambler.
2.
publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait:
a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Medieval Latin nōtōrius evident, equivalent to (scere) to get to know (see notify) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
notoriously, adverb
notoriousness, noun
Can be confused
famous, infamous, notorious.
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British Dictionary definitions for notoriousness

notorious

/nəʊˈtɔːrɪəs/
adjective
1.
well-known for some bad or unfavourable quality, deed, etc; infamous
2.
(rare) generally known or widely acknowledged
Derived Forms
notoriety (ˌnəʊtəˈraɪɪtɪ), notoriousness, noun
notoriously, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin notōrius well-known, from nōtus known, from noscere to know
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Word Origin and History for notoriousness

notorious

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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