from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being notorious; ill fame.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being infamous or notorious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known; -- commonly used in an unfavorable sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- One who is notorious or well-known.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
From notorious, from Medieval Latin nōtōrius, from Latin nōtus ("known"), perfect passive participle of nōscō ("get to know"). (Wiktionary)