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Definitions for notoriety
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.


  1. notoriety

    Notoriety refers to the state of being known or famous usually for some unfavorable act or quality. It is the condition of being notorious or widely and unfavorably known.

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. Jeff Zisner:

    The unfortunate reality is the more you have in terms of wealth and notoriety, the more you become a target, once you cross a certain threshold in one of the few different areas, you now have to invest in systems and then people and then plans and processes. The more you can develop your own life and portfolio in terms of wealth and notoriety and visibility into the world, the more you need to invest in securing your world.

  2. Lynn Vavreck:

    If the notoriety of the coverage of Trump declines, and he becomes one of many, then his share of the polls will go down, that's a robust pattern. We saw it for all the candidates in 2012.... Media coverage in the primary drives poll standing.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

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