Definition of notoriety in English:



mass noun
  • The state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed.

    ‘the song has gained some notoriety in the press’
    ‘she has a certain notoriety’
    • ‘You have a lot of people that come forward that want the fame and the infamy of the notoriety.’
    • ‘His fear of notoriety and censure may have exercised a good check on his behaviour but it doesn't essentially change anything.’
    • ‘The obese relative had earned notoriety for his aversion to exercise before death consumed him.’
    • ‘The show looks at the literary fame and social notoriety of the Romantic poet during his life and his contemporary legacy.’
    • ‘And that is not taking into account the stigma and notoriety associated with divorcees.’
    infamy, bad name, bad reputation, disrepute, ill repute, ill fame, dishonour, discredit, obloquy, opprobrium
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