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notorious

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Definition well known for something bad
  • He was a notorious drug dealer.
notorious = well known for something bad
  • She is notorious for flagrant fouls and losing her temper.
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • The city is notorious for corruption.
  • ...Neville's memory was notoriously poor.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • notoriously = widely known in a bad way
  • The man was notoriously corrupt, and most unfit for his position.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • notoriously = well known for something bad
  • a beautiful but notoriously unscrupulous woman who lived up to her dishonorable reputation.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • notoriously = well known for something bad
  • I feverishly tried to get the local police to find and arrest a notoriously vicious gangster named Blackie,
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • notoriously = well known for something bad
  • ...he wanted Pakistan to be renowned for a sizzling economy, not notorious for barbaric rapes.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • A notorious robber band once lived there.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • The facility was notoriously expensive,
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • notoriously = well known for something bad
  • Secluded five miles up a rutted dirt track, the played-out mine was a notorious party spot.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • The guys were notorious for holding back some of the money until the last minute.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • The men were jailed in one of Central Africa's most notorious prisons:
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • ...but his job lasted only as long as his notoriety:
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • notoriety = the state of being known for something bad
  • Chinese officials are notoriously late for conferences;
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • notoriously = well known for something bad
  • Madam, you have done me wrong, Notorious wrong.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • notorious = well known and bad
  • 'Tis a notorious villain.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • At heart and by descent an Aristocrat, an enemy of the Republic, a notorious oppressor of the People.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • Since the UMWA was notorious for lacking strike funds, a lot of families were facing a potentially desperate situation.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • notorious = well known for something bad
  • It's one of Mobutu's most notorious dungeons, and we're all aware Anatole could end up there, any day.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
notorious = well known for something bad

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