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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-famed||Known widely and usually unfavorably.|
|infamous||Known widely and usually unfavorably.|
An infamous war criminal.
|of ill repute||Indicating hostility or enmity.|
|scandalous||(of a state of affairs) disgracefully bad.|
A scandalous allegation.
|with a bad name||Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough’ is occasionally used colloquially for `bad.|
|with a bad reputation||Feeling 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)
|buccaneer||Live like a buccaneer.|
The marauding buccaneers who used to terrorize the Mediterranean coasts.
|commandeer||Enlist (someone) to help in a task.|
The truck was commandeered by a mob.
|corsair||A privateer, especially one operating along the southern shore of the Mediterranean in the 16th–18th centuries.|
|cruel||Able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.|
People who are cruel to animals.
|depredation||An act of plundering and pillaging and marauding.|
The depredations of age and disease.
|disreputable||Not considered to be respectable in character or appearance.|
He was heavy grubby and vaguely disreputable.
|flagrant||Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.|
Flagrant violation of human rights.
|freebooter||Someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war.|
|hack||An act of computer hacking.|
Men hack at the coalface.
|implacable||Unable to be stopped; relentless.|
He was an implacable enemy of Ted s.
|inclement||Used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy.|
The harsh sentence of an inclement judge.
The infamous Benedict Arnold.
|merciless||Showing no mercy.|
Gave him a merciless beating.
|persecutor||A 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.
|picaresque||Involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction.|
A picaresque hero.
|pirate||A 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.
|poisonous||Having the qualities or effects of a poison.|
|privateer||An officer or crew member of a privateer.|
Francis Drake disliked other privateers poaching prizes he regarded as his own.
|remorseless||Without mercy or pity.|
|rumor||Tell or spread rumors.|
It was rumored that the next president would be a woman.
|ruthless||Having or showing no pity or compassion for others.|
A ruthless manipulator.
|ruthlessly||In a ruthless manner.|
They fell prey to money lenders who ruthlessly exploited them.
Sordid material interests.
|swindler||A person who uses deception to deprive someone of money or possessions.|
He used his charm to become a small time swindler.
|unkind||Deficient in humane and kindly feelings.|
You were terribly unkind to her.
|unsparing||Given freely and generously.|
|venomous||Extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom.|
The venomous tone of her voice.
|viking||Any 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.