A Word A Day : Notorious

Word of 15th June 2007: A Word A Day-Notorious


( Adjective )

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 cheater.

Luther's practical jokes were notorious. People always kept their distance when he came into the room.

To be notorious is to have notoriety.

Jesse's notoriety as a bank robber made it difficult for him to find a job in banking.

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