Origin of notorious
Examples from the Web for notoriousness
Neither can this notoriousness be alleged against her undefended.The Old Yellow Book|Anonymous
And the notoriousness and ridiculousness of this error, will tempt the profane to make religious people a scorn.A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard
His actions are strong encounters, and for their notoriousness always upon record.
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.