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Meaning of NOTORIETY

Pronunciation:  n`owtur'Iutee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality

NOTORIETY is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: ill fame
 See Also: infamy, reputation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\No`to*ri"e*ty\, n. [Cf. F. notori['e]t['e]. See
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.                     --Addison.

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