notoriety


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no·to·ri·e·ty

 (nō′tə-rī′ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or condition of being notorious. See Usage Note at notorious.

no•to•ri•e•ty

(ˌnoʊ təˈraɪ ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being notorious.
2. Chiefly Brit. a notorious person.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin nōtōrietās <nōtōri(us) notorious]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.notoriety - the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
infamy - evil fame or public reputation
reputation - notoriety for some particular characteristic; "his reputation for promiscuity"

notoriety

noun infamy, discredit, disrepute, dishonour, bad reputation, opprobrium, ill repute, obloquy The team's fans have acquired notoriety as being among the worst hooligans in the country.

notoriety

noun
1. Unfavorable, usually unsavory renown:
2. Wide recognition for one's deeds:
Translations
شُهْرَة ٌبِسوء السُّمْعَه
notoričnost
berygtethed
hírhedtségközismertség
illur orîstír, óorî
notorickosť
dile düşmüşlükkötü şöhret

notoriety

[ˌnəʊtəˈraɪətɪ] Nmala fama f, mala reputación f
to achieve or gain notorietyadquirir mala fama or reputación

notoriety

[ˌnəʊtəˈraɪəti] nnotoriété f

notoriety

notoriety

[ˌnəʊtəˈraɪətɪ] nnotorietà

notorious

(nəˈtoːriəs) adjective
well-known for badness or wickedness. a notorious murderer.
notoriety (noutəˈraiəti) noun
noˈtoriously adverb
References in classic literature ?
The credit of the former is by common notoriety supported for a long time; and public records, with the concurrent testimony of many authors, bear evidence to their truth in future ages.
Father Mapple enjoyed such a wide reputation for sincerity and sanctity, that I could not suspect him of courting notoriety by any mere tricks of the stage.
I am what is termed a popular preacher--but I have never, in my secret self, felt any exultation in my own notoriety, or any extraordinary respect for the means by which it has been won.
This event made Fuchs the object of undeserved notoriety, since he was travelling with her.
And when such as had come in contact with Strickland in the past, writers who had known him in London, painters who had met him in the cafes of Montmartre, discovered to their amazement that where they had seen but an unsuccessful artist, like another, authentic genius had rubbed shoulders with them there began to appear in the magazines of France and America a succession of articles, the reminiscences of one, the appreciation of another, which added to Strickland's notoriety, and fed without satisfying the curiosity of the public.
But no one knows so well as the Secretary, who opens and reads the letters, what a set is made at the man marked by a stroke of notoriety.
The first person I asked gave me more in reply than I sought to know; he showed me the house, and told me all that had occurred at the betrothal of the daughter of the family, an affair of such notoriety in the city that it was the talk of every knot of idlers in the street.
But still more, this craving for notoriety was a symptom of the intense morbidness which now pervaded his nature.
Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked, both by my friend Poirot and the family themselves, to write an account of the whole story.
Of course I was all the talk -- all other subjects were dropped; even the king became suddenly a per- son of minor interest and notoriety.
Here was a gorgeous triumph; they were missed; they were mourned; hearts were breaking on their account; tears were being shed; accusing memories of unkindness to these poor lost lads were rising up, and unavailing regrets and re- morse were being indulged; and best of all, the depart- ed were the talk of the whole town, and the envy of all the boys, as far as this dazzling notoriety was con- cerned.
They hanged at Tyburn, in those days, so the street outside Newgate had not obtained one infamous notoriety that has since attached to it.