Definition of "notorious" [no•to•ri•ous]

  • Known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous: a notorious gangster; a district notorious for vice. (adjective)

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Use "notorious" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, NBC Universal, which owns MSNBC, also owns Interscope Records, a label notorious for hiring gangsta rap artists."
  • "LAVANDERA (voice-over): You wouldn't think a boot wearing Texas governor could stomp on Iran, but Rick Perry is sending a financial strike at what he calls a notorious regime."
  • "LAVANDERA (voice-over): You won't think a boot-wearing Texas governor could stomp on Iran, but Rick Perry is sending a financial strike at what he calls a notorious regime."