notorious


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 pudding into his face —D. Jordan, 1973

• The scene of one of Drachenfels' most infamous atrocities, this chamber has been shunned by most of the few who have penetrated the Castle —C. Sargent, 1992.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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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 B.I.G. — Notorious B.I.G. The Notorious B.I.G. Основная информация Имя при рождении Кристофер Джордж Латор Уоллес Дата рождения …   Википедия

  • 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 — (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 B.I.G — The Notorious B.I.G. The Notorious B.I.G Alias The Notorious B.I.G. Biggie Biggie Smalls Big Poppa Frank White Nom Christopher George Latore Wallace Naissance 21 mai 1972 …   Wikipédia en Français