notorious
Pronunciation
  • (GA) enPR nə-tôrʹē-əs IPA: /nəˈtɔɹiəs/, /noʊˈtɔɹiəs/
  • (RP) IPA: /nəʊˈtɔːɹɪəs/

Adjective

notorious

  1. Widely known, especially for something negative; infamous.
    Synonyms: ill-famed, infamous
    Antonyms: famous
    • 1920 May 27, F[rancis] Scott Fitzgerald, “The Offshore Pirate”, in Flappers and Philosophers, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, published September 1920, OCLC 623621399 ↗, part I, page 6 ↗:
      This is the last straw. In your infatuation for this man—a man who is notorious for his excesses, a man your father would not have allowed to so much as mention your name—you have reflected the demi-monde rather than the circles in which you have presumably grown up.
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