A Word A Day : Notorious
( Adjective )Notorious
Word of 15th June 2007: A Word A Day-Notorious
(noh TOHR ee us): famous for something bad
A well-known actor is famous. A well-known criminal is notorious
No one wanted to play poker with Jeremy, because he was a notorious
Luther's practical jokes were notorious
. People always kept their distance when he came into the room.
To be notorious
is to have notoriety
as a bank robber made it difficult for him to find a job in banking.
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