notorious: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nō-tôr'ē-us, -tōr'-, nu-), [key]
— adj.
  1. widely and unfavorably known: a notorious gambler.
  2. publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait: a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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