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Notorious meaning

notorious - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Notoriety.
  3. 3. Publicly known; infamous.

notorious - examples of usage

  1. But I would persuade myself, Sir, that stopping such notorious things is not without its good effect, particularly because, as it is true that some people are generally found who do venture to print any thing that offers, so stopping them here is some discouragement and disappointment to them, and they often die in our hands." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. " I am glad, however," said he, " that they burnt the old chap of the tower; I have no doubt he was a notorious impostor." - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. And now she was marrying at midnight, in the dark, the most notorious bad man of Arizona! - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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