widely and unfavorably known: a notorious gambler.
publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait: a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism.
- no·to·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- no·to·ri·ous·ness, noun
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How to use notorious in a sentence
Parades are cancelled, the notorious party avenues of Bourbon and Frenchmen Streets are closed, and the city has shuttered all bars for the weekend.Can Louisiana’s COVID surge trace back to one Mardi Gras reveler? | Philip Kiefer | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
If you have 50 seconds to spare, check out the men’s Super G run on the notorious Vertigine—that’s “vertigo,” in English.Bitcoin, stocks and crude take off as the markets brace for a wave of stimulus checks | Bernhard Warner | February 8, 2021 | Fortune
Bowser called it one of the city’s “most notorious intersections” because of its odd design.D.C. acquires ‘Dave Thomas Circle’ on New York Avenue through eminent domain | Dana Hedgpeth | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The company, known for its notorious secrecy, became the last of the major tech giants to push out a transparency report in 2015.Amazon says government demands for user data spiked by 800% in 2020 | Zack Whittaker | February 1, 2021 | TechCrunch
Clinic workers in Connecticut, Virginia, and other states say the system is notorious for randomly canceled appointments, unreliable registration, and problems that lock staff out of the dashboard they’re supposed to use to log records.What went wrong with America’s $44 million vaccine data system? | Cat Ferguson | January 30, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is notorious, and admitted by all parties; and these causes will not be in operation at another election.
He was defendant in the breach of promise suit brought by a notorious London actress, then playing in a popular revue.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
But the Whig chiefs were not men to be duped by the professions of so notorious a liar.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Each cachet contained three decigrams of malourea, the insidious drug notorious under its trade name of Veronal.Dope | Sax Rohmer
Going back still another hundred years we come to the times of the notorious apostate, Marcion.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
British Dictionary definitions for notorious
well-known for some bad or unfavourable quality, deed, etc; infamous
rare generally known or widely acknowledged
- notoriety (ˌnəʊtəˈraɪɪtɪ) or notoriousness, noun
- notoriously, adverb
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