- widely and unfavorably known: a notorious gambler.
- publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait: a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism.
Origin of notorious
Examples from the Web for notoriously
Contemporary Examples of notoriously
But so-called jungle primaries are notoriously hard to predict or poll.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
January 9, 2015
Millennials—rich or otherwise—have been notoriously uninterested in politics.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?
December 26, 2014
Since then various reports have trickled out about women in the notoriously sealed group.The New Face of Boko Haram’s Terror: Teen Girls
December 13, 2014
Notoriously, Atlantic City did not get its first supermarket until 1996.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
The organizers certainly appeared worried about plunging into the notoriously fierce world of London fashion and media.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
December 3, 2014
Historical Examples of notoriously
Notoriously, he observed, the mileage of members was scandalously small.
It seems that he is notoriously violent and jealous, and thoroughly unscrupulous.A Spirit in Prison
The breed of the Carthusian horses of Xeres was notoriously the best in Europe.Roman Catholicism in Spain
And lawyers are notoriously unable to observe the law, just as actors are notoriously unable to act.Scaramouche
If she had been notoriously of an altruistic and free-handed disposition, he could have understood it.The Market-Place
- well-known for some bad or unfavourable quality, deed, etc; infamous
- rare generally known or widely acknowledged
Word Origin for notorious
1540s, "publicly known," from Medieval Latin notorius "well-known, commonly known," from Latin notus "known," past participle of noscere "come to know" (see know). Negative connotation arose 17c. from frequent association with derogatory nouns. Related: Notoriously.