no·to·ri·ous /noˈtoriəs, nə, ˈtɔr-/
No·to·ri·ous a. 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.
Since you provoke me, shall be most notorious. --Shak.
Syn: -- Distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; celebrated; noted; famous; renowned.
-- No*to*ri*ous*ly, adv. -- No*to*ri*ous*ness, n.
adj : having an exceedingly bad reputation; "a notorious
gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for
vice" [syn: ill-famed, infamous]