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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. known widely and usually unfavorably;
- Example: "a notorious gangster"
- Example: "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"
- Example: "the infamous Benedict Arnold";
[syn: ill-famed, infamous, notorious]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Notorious \No*to"ri*ous\, a. [L. notorius pointing out, making known, fr. noscere, notum, to known: cf. F. notoire. See Know.] 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. [1913 Webster] Your goodness, Since you provoke me, shall be most notorious. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; celebrated; noted; famous; renowned. [1913 Webster] -- No*to"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- No*to"ri*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

notorious adj 1: known widely and usually unfavorably; "a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold"; [syn: ill-famed, infamous, notorious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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