- Notorious No*to"ri*ous, a. [L. notorius pointing out, making
known, fr. noscere, notum, to known: cf. F. notoire. See
Generally known and talked of by the public; universally
believed to be true; manifest to the world; evident; --
usually in an unfavorable sense; as, a notorious thief; a
notorious crime or vice.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.