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Meaning of NOTORIOUS

Pronunciation:  now'towreeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  having an exceedingly bad reputation; "a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"
 

NOTORIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: disreputable, ill-famed, infamous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\No*to"ri*ous\, a. [L. notorius pointing out, making
known, fr. noscere, notum, to known: cf. F. notoire. See
{Know}.]
Generally known and talked of by the public; universally
believed to be true; manifest to the world; evident; --
usually in an unfavorable sense; as, a notorious thief; a
notorious crime or vice.

      Your goodness, Since you provoke me, shall be most
      notorious.                               --Shak.

Syn: Distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; celebrated;
     noted; famous; renowned.

 
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