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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Notorious  \No*to"ri*ous\,  a.  [L.  notorius  pointing  out  making 
  known  fr  noscere  notum,  to  known:  cf  F.  notoire  See 
  Generally  known  and  talked  of  by  the  public;  universally 
  believed  to  be  true;  manifest  to  the  world;  evident;  -- 
  usually  in  an  unfavorable  sense  as  a  notorious  thief;  a 
  notorious  crime  or  vice. 
  Your  goodness,  Since  you  provoke  me  shall  be  most 
  notorious.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  Distinguished;  remarkable;  conspicuous;  celebrated; 
  noted;  famous;  renowned. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  an  exceedingly  bad  reputation;  "a  notorious 
  gangster";  "the  tenderloin  district  was  notorious  for 
  vice"  [syn:  {ill-famed},  {infamous}] 

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