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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Notorious


NOTO'RIOUS, adjective [Latin known.]

1. Publicly knwon; manifest to the world; evident; usually, knwon to disadvantage; hence almost always used in all ill sense; as a notorious thief; a notorious crime or vice; a man notorious for lewdness or gaming.

2. In a good sense.

Your goodness, since you provoke me, shall be most notorious