• WordNet 3.6
    • n notoriety the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Notoriety 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 a crime. "They were not subjects in their own nature so exposed to public notoriety ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • notoriety The state or character of being notorious; the character of being publicly or generally, and especially unfavorably, known; notoriousness: as, the notoriety of a crime.
    • notoriety One who is notorious or well-known.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Notoriety state of being notorious: publicity: public exposure
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  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    “Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. notoriété,. See Notorious
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. notoriusnotāre, -ātum, to mark—noscĕre.


In literature:

Mount Mark was enjoying more notoriety than ever before in the two hundred years of its existence.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
First, these faults must be of public notoriety.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
Every monk of any notoriety must have gone through this.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
Gordon earned a considerable measure of notoriety for the performance.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
His artistic pride made him seek opportunities for notoriety, with the guilelessness of a tyro.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
It is true that the poverty of George, in his residence in the United States, was of world-wide notoriety.
"The King's Men" by Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
Think of the notoriety!
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
Gentle, honest, simple and direct as was his nature, he experienced notoriety before he knew fame.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
I burst into flattering notoriety.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
In that year came out a work, which had, in its day, some little notoriety, but has long ago passed to the limbo of forgotten things.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury

In poetry:

They say he's been captured at last;
The news is too good to be true--
He's slippery, cunning, and fast,
And likes notoriety too.
"By The Sea" by Hattie Howard
``Slandering the foes who slander you, and so,
If thousands hate, thousands will hail, your name,
Till you in notoriety shall grow,
The herd confound with Fame.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Enraged to find a deacon at a dance,
Or catch a curate at some mild frivolity,
He sought by open censure to enhance
Their dread of joining harmless social jollity.
Yet he enjoyed (a fact of notoriety)
The ordinary pleasures of society.
"The Phantom Curate" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Neither did I, but according to an outrageous message board that has gained local notoriety, someone out there has speculated just that.
The New Jersey man who received front-page notoriety for participating in last weekend's snowball barrage at Giants Stadium was convicted in 1991 of assaulting two Middlesex police officers, The Daily News reported today.
Her novels and their themes and detailed characters gained notoriety throughout her career.
It takes only a few minutes of watching television to see that people seek recognition, often confusing notoriety with greatness.
It doesn't have the notoriety of the falls of the Columbia River Gorge, but it usually runs with a pretty big volume.
Certainly, my alma mater deserves its notoriety.
Vince Vaughn was once a funny actor, gaining notoriety for his one-time relationship with Jennifer Aniston and for his role in 'Wedding Crashers' (a character he's reprised in pretty much every movie he's done since).
Baez gained instant notoriety during the Casey Anthony trial, which ended in July with a shocking not guilty verdict.
Investigators who spent hours interviewing an Alaska serial killer say he may have murdered close to a dozen people, and that he killed for pleasure and was only conflicted about how his notoriety would affect his loved ones.
Notoriety harder for women to escape than men.
Falk rides notoriety of win over NASCAR's Denny Hamlin.
Given the Rams' notoriety for strange drafts, though, nothing is a given.
Several new wineries are starting to gain notoriety.
With great buns comes great notoriety.
Notoriety has changed Julian Assange.

In science:

This propelled GR into notoriety and turned its creator into the first scientific star of the world.
The experimental status of Special and General Relativity
Mkn 421 achieved some notoriety largely because it was the first extragalactic source to be identified as a TeV γ -ray emitter .
High Energy Astrophysics