noun, plural no·to·ri·e·ties.
Origin of notoriety
Examples from the Web for notoriety
Scalise was a state representative old enough to remember the notoriety of Farrell and Knight from years before.
Does it matter whether Taylor Swift wants me to inflate my Internet notoriety by doing a dumb thing where I lip sync to her music?Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether they win or lose, contestants can be assured of one thing: notoriety as a sex worker.Inside ‘The Sex Factor’: Where 16 Men and Women Vie For Porn Immortality|Aurora Snow|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fueled by atrocity and a blitzkrieg of gains in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State has enjoyed a meteoric climb to notoriety.
After Crimea was occupied, Babay moved to eastern Ukraine, where his peculiar appearance quickly earned him notoriety.
For he was fond of notoriety, had a craving for publicity, and was happiest when a multitude applauded.Recollections and Impressions|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
Jim offered any bribery that might suffice, but ahead of him went his notoriety.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
After that night great-stepuncle James became more than a celebrity—he became a notoriety in Bursley.Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)|Arnold Bennett
He loved his country, and wished to serve her, but notoriety abashed him.Modeste Mignon|Honore de Balzac
There might be storm, and even shipwreck, but there was notoriety—perhaps even fame!Lord Kilgobbin|Charles Lever
1590s, from Middle French notoriété or directly from Medieval Latin notorietatem (nominative notorietas), from notorius "well-known" (see notorious).