American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being notorious; ill fame.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The state or character of being notorious; the character of being publicly or generally, and especially unfavorably, known; notoriousness: as, the notoriety of a crime.
- One who is notorious or well-known.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known; -- commonly used in an unfavorable sense.
- n. the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
- From notorious, from Medieval Latin nōtōrius, from Latin nōtus ("known"), perfect passive participle of nōscō ("get to know"). (Wiktionary)
“They need to enact what we call a notoriety-for-profit law.”
“Kansas is going to have to realize that they ` re going to need what we call a notoriety for profit law, which means that any items produced by BTK -- for example, letters, autographs, artwork, for sale -- their authorities would be able to seize money.”
“Is the real story here that Fox created these bogus interviews because Fox has figured out that no one of any notoriety is going to let Sarah Palin interview them?”
“But he might gain notoriety as an American Idol or European Appeaser!”
“Holly's exitement about her increased notoriety is expressed her in her own words on her blog.”
“With the exception of a few arthouse hits, the type of Japanese films that gain notoriety in America tend to lean towards the violent or random.”
“Defenseman Etienne St. Germain is a Quebec-born-and-bred rearguard playing at Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y. who is kind of sneaking in under the wire and has not received much notoriety from the NHL scouting community yet.”
“Jason Barg, 24, a 2004 graduate of Penn State University who works for a Philadelphia accounting firm and founded an online real estate company, says notoriety is more about standing out from the crowd.”
“A passion for the poem and not a passion for the notoriety is what makes a major poet happen, when you least expect it.”
“Apparently his main claim to notoriety is that he is a former Big Brother contestant who “fame-whored” even more grossly than the norm for that program.”
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