noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French notorieté, from Medieval Latin notorietat-, notorietas, from notorius Date: circa 1650 1. the quality or state of being notorious 2. a notorious person

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  • Notoriety —     Notoriety, Notorious     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Notoriety, Notorious     (Lat. Notorietas, notorium, from notus, known).     Notoriety is the quality or the state of things that are notorious; whatever is so fully or officially proved,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Notoriety — No to*ri e*ty (n[=o] t[ o]*r[imac] [ e]*t[y^]), n. [Cf. F. notori[ e]t[ e]. See {Notorious}.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • notoriety — I noun attaint, bad report, bad reputation, bad repute, bruit, celebrity, censure, conspicuousness, dedecoration, degradation, denunciation, disapprobation, discredit, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, disreputability,… …   Law dictionary

  • notoriety — (n.) 1590s, from M.Fr. notoriété or directly from M.L. notorietatem (nom. notorietas), from notorius well known (see NOTORIOUS (Cf. notorious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • notoriety — reputation, repute, éclat, *fame, celebrity, renown, honor, glory Analogous words: *publicity, ballyhoo, promotion, propaganda …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • notoriety — [n] reputation ballyhoo*, celebrity, center stage*, dishonor, disrepute, éclat*, fame, flak*, infamy, ink*, name*, obloquy, opprobrium, renown, rep*, scandal, splash*, spotlight*, wise*; concepts 388,411 …   New thesaurus

  • notoriety — [nōt΄ə rī′ə tē] n. [Fr notorieté < ML notorietas < notorius] 1. the quality or state of being notorious 2. pl. notorieties Chiefly Brit. a prominent or well known person …   English World dictionary

  • notoriety — n. 1) to enjoy notoriety 2) notoriety for (notoriety for being corrupt) 3) notoriety surrounding (the notoriety surrounding the published accounts of bribery in high places) * * * [ˌnəʊtə raɪətɪ] to enjoy notoriety notoriety surrounding (the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • notoriety — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ a certain, considerable ▪ international, public VERB + NOTORIETY ▪ have ▪ achieve …   Collocations dictionary

  • notoriety — no|to|ri|e|ty [ˌnəutəˈraıəti US ˌnou ] n [U] the state of being famous or well known for something that is bad or that people do not approve of of notoriety ▪ John is already a writer of some notoriety. gain/win/achieve notoriety (for sth) ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • notoriety — [[t]no͟ʊtəra͟ɪɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT To achieve notoriety means to become well known for something bad. He achieved notoriety as chief counsel to President Nixon in the Watergate break in. ...Christian Lacroix, who gained notoriety as one of Paris s… …   English dictionary

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