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.

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Origin of notoriety

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

SYNONYMS FOR notoriety

1 disrepute, ill-repute, shame, infamy.
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