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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being notorious; ill fame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being infamous or notorious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known; -- commonly used in an unfavorable sense.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality

Etymologies

From notorious, from Medieval Latin nōtōrius, from Latin nōtus ("known"), perfect passive participle of nōscō ("get to know"). (Wiktionary)

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