Origin of notorious
Related formsno·to·ri·ous·ly, adverbno·to·ri·ous·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for notorious
The most notorious states are Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where death is an acceptable legal remedy.
According to a Yemeni intelligence source, Saïd met with the notorious U.S. preacher Anwar al Awlaki.
I was there to track down the family of one of the most notorious defectors in Cuban history.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Turns out, this is the second notorious crook to come from this small town.
The party sequence in Notorious begins with a wide shot from high above the top of the stairs, all glittering expanse below.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We now come to the era of Kiwi Tamaki, the last, and undoubtedly the most notorious, of the olden Tamaki chiefs.The City of Auckland|John Barr
Among others converted by it was a young man, a notorious drunkard.George Muller of Bristol|Arthur T. Pierson
At first the notorious Abb Sieys had been chosen a member of the executive.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
If he is a notorious spendthrift they outlaw him by means of a writ presented to the magistrate.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
Being a notorious crazy man, and very savagely mauled, they did not hang him.Calavar|Robert Montgomery Bird