Definition for NO-TO'RI-OUS

NO-TO'RI-OUS, a. [It. and Sp. notorio; Fr. notoire; from Low L. notorius, from notus, known.]

  1. Publicly known; manifest to the world; evident; usually, known to disadvantage; hence almost always used in an 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. Shak.

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