Notorious definitions

nō-tôr'ē-əs
Known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous.

A notorious gangster; a district notorious for vice.

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Widely known, especially for something bad; infamous.
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The definition of notorious is well known for an undesirable trait or for any particular trait.

An example of notorious is a person known for her alcoholic tendencies.

An example of notorious is a person known for their excellent cake decorating abilities.

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Well-known; publicly discussed.
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Widely but unfavorably known or talked about.
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Origin of notorious

First attested 1548, from Medieval Latin nōtōrius (“widely or fully known"), from Latin nōtus (“known"), perfect passive participle of nōscō (“get to know"). Negative sense appeared in seventeenth century.