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Synonyms for notoriety
ˌnoʊ təˈraɪ ɪ tino·to·ri·ety

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  1. notorietynoun

    ill fame, infamy

  2. notorietynoun

    The condition of being infamous or notorious

    infamy, ill fame

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. notoriety

    Fame is the widely disseminated report of a person's character, deeds, or abilities, and is oftenest used in the favorable sense. Reputation and repute are more limited than fame, and may be either good or bad. Notoriety is evil repute or a dishonorable counterfeit of fame. Eminence and distinction may result from rank, station, or character. Celebrity is limited in range; we speak of local celebrity, or world-wide fame. Fame in its best sense may be defined as the applause of numbers; renown, as such applause worthily won; we speak of the conqueror's fame, the patriot's renown. Glory and honor are of good import; honor may be given for qualities or acts that should not win it, but it is always given as something good and worthy; we can speak of an evil fame, but not of evil honor; glory has a more exalted and often a sacred sense.

    celebrity, credit, distinction, eminence, fame, glory, honor, laurels, renown, reputation, repute

    contempt, contumely, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, humiliation, ignominy, infamy, oblivion, obscurity, shame

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. notoriety

    publicity, vogue, repute, celebrity, knowledge certainty

    privacy, secrecy, concealment, obscurity, mystery, suspicion, rumor, whisper

Princeton's WordNet

  1. notoriety, ill famenoun

    the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality

    ill fame

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. notorietynoun

    repute (generally in a bad sense), reputation, celebrity, fame, name, note, vogue, figure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. notorietynoun

    repute (unfavorable), publicity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "notoriety":

    reputation, renown, visibility

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  1. Chris Hurst:

    What we are starting to see is continued boldness from people who want to commit murders in cold blood for notoriety, i have no words for him. I have no thoughts for him.

  2. Seth Ferranti:

    I was surprised Alpo was being that bold and brash – the dude is not bulletproof, a lot of these Mafia mobsters are on YouTube or the internet as well-known informants enjoying their notoriety and their infamy on social media but they’re even not going back to where they’re from.

  3. Keith Ablow:

    Unfortunately, I think that breakups in Hollywood confer upon both individuals the chance for more notoriety because the press revisits these celebrities and takes interest, again, in their personal lives and their new romantic conquests.

  4. Bill Polian:

    It's just a question of a person who's lived a great life, great professional life, contributed to every community he's ever been in, including the University of Tennessee, where a street is named after him, and it's just an attempt to gain notoriety for others by smearing a good person.

  5. Candace Owens:

    There was only one version of a black person that these platforms are willing to help propel towards fame and notoriety — and that is an angry black victim.

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