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

Need another word that means the same as “notorious”? Find 6 synonyms and 30 related words for “notorious” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Notorious” are: ill-famed, infamous, of ill repute, with a bad name, with a bad reputation, scandalous

Notorious as an Adjective

Definitions of "Notorious" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “notorious” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Known widely and usually unfavorably.
  • Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
  • Known widely and usually unfavorably.

Synonyms of "Notorious" as an adjective (6 Words)

ill-famedKnown widely and usually unfavorably.
infamousKnown widely and usually unfavorably.
An infamous war criminal.
of ill reputeIndicating hostility or enmity.
scandalous(of a state of affairs) disgracefully bad.
A scandalous allegation.
with a bad nameFeeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough’ is occasionally used colloquially for `bad.
with a bad reputationFeeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough’ is occasionally used colloquially for `bad.

Usage Examples of "Notorious" as an adjective

  • Los Angeles is notorious for its smog.
  • A notorious gangster.
  • The tenderloin district was notorious for vice.
  • He was a notorious drinker and womanizer.

Associations of "Notorious" (30 Words)

buccaneerLive like a buccaneer.
The marauding buccaneers who used to terrorize the Mediterranean coasts.
commandeerEnlist (someone) to help in a task.
The truck was commandeered by a mob.
corsairA privateer, especially one operating along the southern shore of the Mediterranean in the 16th–18th centuries.
cruelAble or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.
People who are cruel to animals.
depredationAn act of plundering and pillaging and marauding.
The depredations of age and disease.
disreputableNot considered to be respectable in character or appearance.
He was heavy grubby and vaguely disreputable.
flagrantConspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.
Flagrant violation of human rights.
freebooterSomeone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war.
hackAn act of computer hacking.
Men hack at the coalface.
implacableUnable to be stopped; relentless.
He was an implacable enemy of Ted s.
inclementUsed of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy.
The harsh sentence of an inclement judge.
infamousWicked; abominable.
The infamous Benedict Arnold.
mercilessShowing no mercy.
Gave him a merciless beating.
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.
His latest album has been pirated and downloaded so many times since its release that he s lost 10 million in sales.
pitiless(especially of weather) unrelentingly harsh or severe.
A night of pitiless rain.
poisonousHaving the qualities or effects of a poison.
Poisonous chemicals.
privateerAn officer or crew member of a privateer.
Francis Drake disliked other privateers poaching prizes he regarded as his own.
remorselessWithout mercy or pity.
Remorseless poverty.
rumorTell or spread rumors.
It was rumored that the next president would be a woman.
ruthlessHaving or showing no pity or compassion for others.
A ruthless manipulator.
ruthlesslyIn a ruthless manner.
They fell prey to money lenders who ruthlessly exploited them.
sordidMorally degraded.
Sordid material interests.
swindlerA person who uses deception to deprive someone of money or possessions.
He used his charm to become a small time swindler.
unkindDeficient in humane and kindly feelings.
You were terribly unkind to her.
unsparingGiven freely and generously.
Unsparing generosity.
venomousExtremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom.
The venomous tone of her voice.
vikingAny of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries.
virulent(of a pathogen, especially a virus) highly infective.
A virulent insect bite.

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