Definitions for: Notoriety


[n] the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality



Webster (1913) Definition: No`to*ri"e*ty, n. [Cf. F. notori['e]t['e]. See
Notorious.]
The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of
being generally or publicly known; -- commonly used in an
unfavorable sense; as, the notoriety of a crime.

They were not subjects in their own nature so exposed
to public notoriety. --Addison.

Synonyms: ill fame

See Also: infamy, reputation

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