NOTORIETY: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for NOTORIETY?

Need another word that means the same as “notoriety”? Find 10 synonyms and 30 related words for “notoriety” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Notoriety” are: ill fame, infamy, bad name, bad reputation, disrepute, ill repute, dishonour, discredit, obloquy, opprobrium

Notoriety as a Noun

Definitions of "Notoriety" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “notoriety” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • The state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality.
  • The state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed.

Synonyms of "Notoriety" as a noun (10 Words)

bad nameThat which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency.
bad reputationThat which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency.
discreditA person or thing that is a source of disgrace.
Your actions will bring discredit to your name.
dishonourLacking honor or integrity.
They have brought dishonour upon our family.
disreputeThe state of being held in low esteem.
One of the top clubs in the country is bringing the game into disrepute.
ill fameAn often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.
ill reputeAn often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.
infamyEvil fame or public reputation.
A date which will live in infamy.
obloquyA false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone’s words or actions.
Conduct to which no more obloquy could reasonably attach.
opprobriumA state of extreme dishonor.
The critical opprobrium generated by his films.

Usage Examples of "Notoriety" as a noun

  • She has a certain notoriety.
  • The song has gained some notoriety in the press.

Associations of "Notoriety" (30 Words)

belittleDismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.
She belittled Amy s riding skills whenever she could.
celebratedHaving an illustrious past.
A celebrated mathematician.
corruptCorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.
He has corrupted the boy.
debasementChanging to a lower state (a less respected state.
The outcome is rot and debasement of the system.
degradationA low or downcast state.
A trail of human misery and degradation.
discreditableTending to bring discredit or disrepute; blameworthy.
His marks were not at all discreditable.
disreputableNot considered to be respectable in character or appearance.
He was heavy grubby and vaguely disreputable.
distinguishedDignified and noble in appearance or manner.
A distinguished American educationist.
eminentStanding above others in quality or position.
An eminent peak.
fameFavorable public reputation.
The song s success rocketed him to stardom and fame.
flagrantConspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.
Flagrant violation of human rights.
freebooterA pirate or lawless adventurer.
garnerAssemble or get together.
The police struggled to garner sufficient evidence.
infamousKnown widely and usually unfavorably.
An infamous war criminal.
infamyA state of extreme dishonor.
He thrived on the infamy and vilification.
mercilessShowing no mercy.
Gave him a merciless beating.
notedWidely known and esteemed.
A noted patron of the arts.
opprobriumState of disgrace resulting from public abuse.
The opprobrium of being closely associated with gangsters.
persecutorA person who persecutes someone, especially for their ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation or political beliefs.
He is badly scarred by his treatment at the hands of his persecutors.
picaresqueInvolving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction.
A picaresque hero.
pirateA ship that is manned by pirates.
A pirate radio station.
prominentA stout drab-coloured moth with tufts on the forewings which stick up while at rest, the caterpillars of which typically have fleshy growths on the back.
The new housing estates are prominent landmarks.
renownedWidely known and esteemed.
A renowned painter.
reputationA widespread belief that someone or something has a particular characteristic.
His reputation was tarnished by allegations of bribery.
rumorTell or spread rumors.
It was rumored that the next president would be a woman.
shameBring shame or dishonor upon.
One mistake brought shame to all his family.
sordidMorally degraded.
The story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams.
swindlerA person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud.
He used his charm to become a small time swindler.
tragedianAn actor who specializes in tragic roles.
virulent(of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.
A virulent attack on liberalism.

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