notoriety

[ noh-tuh-rahy-i-tee ]
/ ˌnoʊ təˈraɪ ɪ ti /

noun, plural no·to·ri·e·ties.

the state, quality, or character of being notorious or widely known: a craze for notoriety.
Chiefly British. a notorious or celebrated person.

Nearby words

  1. noto,
  2. noto-,
  3. notochord,
  4. notogaea,
  5. notogaean,
  6. notorious,
  7. notoriously,
  8. notornis,
  9. nototherium,
  10. notoungulate

Origin of notoriety

1585–95; < Medieval Latin nōtōrietās, equivalent to nōtōri(us) notorious + -etās, variant (after -i-) of -ity

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Word Origin and History for notoriety

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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