notoriety notoriety  /ˌnoʊ tə ˈraɪ ə ti/


  • (n) the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality


  1. So far, Padilla and Hecox haven't been able to monetize their viral notoriety on any significant scale, although they do sell ads on Smosh.
  2. Because medical practitioners focus more on their patients than any notoriety, historical figures in medicine are often rendered obscure.
  3. Lydon became Rotten, the TV clash ensured notoriety and terrified town councils banned the Pistols from performing.


  1. Let's Get Funky: Two emerging N.J. funk bands share their stories

    Check out this double-feature on two NJ funk bands gaining fans, notoriety and fame in the music scene.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Freddy Jones Band kicks off free Vail concert series Tuesday

    Special to the Daily The Freddy Jones Band gained national notoriety with hits “In a Daydream” and “Take the Time.” The band members have shared the stage with great musicians like Widespread Panic, Phish, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews and Matchbox 20, to name a few.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Vail Daily

  3. Video comparison: Beauty queen blunders

    Compare the videos: Miss Utah USA vs. Miss South Carolina Teen USA, both who gained notoriety with confusing answers to beauty pageant questions.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The State


  1. "He is a man who has used his _ a position of notoriety to behave in a quiet and strong way in the face of personal tragedy that has influenced a lot of our fellow citizens," Bush said of Dungy, who stood next to him on stage. "And I want to...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

  2. "I've gotten so much notoriety from this," said Walls, who has been honored by the likes of Jesse Jackson and the NFL Players Association. "I have more hardware from what I did here than what I did all my years from playing with the Cowboys...
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Everson Walls Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "The correlation between 105,000 people on a Saturday afternoon in the Shoe definitely helps all programs," Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. "I think it's helped us through the recruiting process. The notoriety of the football program is...
    on Apr 1, 2007 By: Thad Matta Source:

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