notorious
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin notorius, from Late Latin notorium information, indictment, from Latin noscere to come to know — more at know Date: 1534 generally known and talked of; especially widely and unfavorably known Synonyms: see famous

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  • Notorious — may refer to: In film and television: Notorious (1946 film), a thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock Notorious (2009 film), a biopic about The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls) Notorious (TV series), an American documentary series Notorious (The… …   Wikipedia

  • notorious — no·to·ri·ous /nō tōr ē əs/ adj: generally known and talked of adverse possession created by open, continuous, notorious, and adverse use Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. notorious …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • notorious — notorious, infamous Both words refer to fame achieved by means that are disapproved of, but notorious stresses the fame achieved whereas infamous is more concerned with the nature of the act: • A notorious property developer…was spooning sago… …   Modern English usage

  • Notorious — (eng. für berüchtigt) ist der Originaltitel des Films Berüchtigt (1946) der Künstlername eines US amerikanischen Rappers, Notorious B.I.G. der Originaltitel des Films Notorious B.I.G. (Film) (2009) der Titel eines Albums und einer Single aus dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • notorious — (adj.) 1540s, publicly known, from M.L. notorius well known, commonly known, from L. notus known, pp. of noscere come to know (see KNOW (Cf. know)). Negative connotation arose 17c. from frequent association with derogatory nouns. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • notorious — [adj] known for a trait, often an unadmirable one belled, blatant,dishonorable, disreputable, flagrant, glaring, ill famed, infamous, leading, noted, obvious, opprobrious, overt, patent, popular, prominent, questionable, scandalous, shady,… …   New thesaurus

  • notorious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ famous for some bad quality or deed. DERIVATIVES notoriety noun notoriously adverb. ORIGIN Latin notorius, from notus known …   English terms dictionary

  • notorious — [nō tôr′ē əs] adj. [ML notorius < LL notoria, news, information < notus: see NOTE] 1. well known; publicly discussed 2. widely but unfavorably known or talked about SYN. FAMOUS notoriously adv. notoriousness n …   English World dictionary

  • notorious — 01. Pol Pot was one of the most [notorious] tyrants of modern history, responsible for the massacre of millions of the people of his country. 02. Washington has long been [notorious] for its high rates of violent crime. 03. The administration is… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Notorious — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Personnalité The Notorious B.I.G., rappeur américain. Cinéma Notorious, titre original du film Les Enchaînés (1946) d Alfred Hitchcock. Notorious, titre… …   Wikipédia en Français

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