Antonyms for notorious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : noh-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-, nuh-
Phonetic Transcription : noʊˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-, nə-

Definition of notorious

Origin :
  • 1540s, "publicly known," from Medieval Latin notorius "well-known, commonly known," from Latin notus "known," past participle of noscere "come to know" (see know). Negative connotation arose 17c. from frequent association with derogatory nouns. Related: Notoriously.
  • adj known for a trait, often an
Example sentences :
  • It is now, as is notorious, more in evidence than ever before.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • The ardor of Mr. Gladstone's feelings on this subject is notorious.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • You wouldn't suppose this man to be a notorious rascal; would you?'
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • When he comes out, he is surely as notorious a Thief as he was when he went in.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • To make a good beginning, I will give half a dozen of the most notorious.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • He smiled as he named the notorious leader of the whole organization.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • So here was the great mob agitator, the notorious leader of strikes.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • Just such a man as is the notorious half-breed cattle thief.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • But the fate of shipwrecked mariners all over the world is notorious.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Ain't you a lucky man to have a wife as notorious as she's gettin' to be!
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Synonyms for notorious

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