Complete Definition of "notorious"

English

Etymology
First attested w:1548|1548, from ML. notorius, "widely or fully known," from L. notus , "known," past participle of noscere, "to get to know." Negative sense appeared in w:seventeenth century|seventeenth century.

Pronunciation
AHD|nō-tôrē-əs
audio|en-us-notorious.ogg|Audio (US)

:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔːriəs|-ɔːriəs

Adjective
notorious

  1. Known widely and infamously.

Quotations
1920: "This is the last straw. In your infatuation for this man — a man who is notorious for his excesses, a man your father would not have allowed to so much as mention your name — you have reflected the demimonde|demi-monde rather than the circles in which you have presumably grown up." — w:The Offshore Pirate|The Offshore Pirate by w:F. Scott Fitzgerald|F. Scott Fitzgerald
1999: "The Hempshocks' sheep were notoriously the finest for miles around: shaggy-coated and intelligent (for sheep), with curling horns and sharp hooves." — Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pg. 30 (2001 Perennial edition)

Synonyms
ill-famed
infamous

Translations
trans-top|known widely and infamously
Dutch: berucht, beruchte
German: berüchtigt
trans-mid
trans-bottom

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