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noʊˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-, nə-no·to·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-famed, infamous, notorious(adj)

    known widely and usually unfavorably

    "a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold";

Wiktionary

  1. notorious(Adjective)

    Widely known, especially for something bad; infamous.

  2. Origin: First attested 1548, from notorius, from notus, perfect passive participle of nosco. Negative sense appeared in seventeenth century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notorious(adj)

    generally known and talked of by the public; universally believed to be true; manifest to the world; evident; -- usually in an unfavorable sense; as, a notorious thief; a notorious crime or vice

Freebase

  1. Notorious

    Notorious is a 1946 American thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation. It was shot in late 1945 and early 1946, and was released by RKO in August 1946. Notorious marks a watershed for Hitchcock artistically, and represents a heightened thematic maturity. His biographer, Donald Spoto, writes that "Notorious is in fact Alfred Hitchcock's first attempt—at the age of forty-six—to bring his talents to the creation of a serious love story, and its story of two men in love with Ingrid Bergman could only have been made at this stage of his life." The film is known for two scenes in particular. In one of his most famous shots, Hitchcock starts wide and high on a second floor balcony overlooking the great hall of a grand mansion. Slowly he tracks down and in on Ingrid Bergman, finally ending with a tight close-up of a key tucked in her hand. Hitchcock also devised "a celebrated scene" that circumvented the Production Code's ban on kisses longer than three seconds—by having his actors disengage every three seconds, murmur and nuzzle each other, then start right back up again. The two-and-a-half minute osculation is "perhaps his most intimate and erotic kiss".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notorious

    no-tō′ri-us, adj. publicly known (now used in a bad sense): infamous.—n. Notorī′ety, state of being notorious: publicity: public exposure.—adv. Notō′riously.—n. Notō′riousness. [Low L. notoriusnotāre, -ātum, to mark—noscĕre.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notorious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

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    The numerical value of notorious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of notorious in a Sentence

  1. Efraim Zuroff:

    He was a notorious, fanatical anti-Semite.

  2. Floyd Mayweather:

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  3. Darren Kettle:

    The location ... has really become the place where it is notorious for having an incident.

  4. Steve Stalinsky:

    AQAP is notorious for putting out videos later, and they did that with the Underwear Bomber.

  5. Anne Bayefsky:

    The trouble with so-called U.N. human rights experts is that their notorious selectivity makes it hard to take them seriously.

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