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ˌnoʊ təˈraɪ ɪ tino·to·ri·ety

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. notoriety, ill famenoun

    the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality


  1. notorietynoun

    The condition of being infamous or notorious

  2. Etymology: From notorious, from notorius, from notus, perfect passive participle of nosco.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Notorietynoun

    Publick knowledge; publick exposure.

    Etymology: notorieté, Fr. from notorious.

    We see what a multitude of pagan testimonies may be produced for all those remarkable passages: and indeed of several, that more than answer your expectation, as they were not subjects in their own nature so exposed to publick notoriety. Joseph Addison, on Christ. Relig.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notorietynoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. notorit. See Notorious.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notoriety in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notoriety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of notoriety in a Sentence

  1. Attorney Daniel King:

    It sounded like Mr. Brauchler was suggesting that Mr. Holmes might have done this for notoriety, look at the video, and you tell me if you would do this for notoriety.

  2. Executive Director J. Pete Blair:

    One of the things that motivates at least a big chunk of them is the search for notoriety and fame.

  3. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.

  4. Designer Michael Kors:

    Actress Kate Hudson has the personality to connect with people all around the world. Actress Kate Hudson's got fame, Actress Kate Hudson's got talent, Actress Kate Hudson's got notoriety but Actress Kate Hudson's also got a really big heart. I think between the two of us we can reach out to a lot of people.

  5. Karen Pence:

    They've always had a great relationship, it's funny because I don't think the vice president does have a problem with him, but I think it's helping Pete to get some notoriety by saying that about the vice president.

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    an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
    • A. profaneness
    • B. nidus
    • C. exponent
    • D. slur

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