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notoriety

noun [U] uk   /ˌnəʊ.tərˈaɪ.ə.ti/ us    /ˌnoʊ.t̬əˈraɪ.ə.t̬i/
the state of being famous for something bad: He achieved/gained notoriety for being difficult to work with as an actor.
Translations of “notoriety”
in Korean 악명…
in Arabic سوء السمعة…
in Portuguese notoriedade…
in Catalan mala fama…
in Japanese 悪名…
in Italian notorietà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 臭名昭著,聲名狼藉…
in Russian дурная слава…
in Turkish kötü şöhret/ün, dillere düşmüşlük…
in Chinese (Simplified) 臭名昭著,声名狼藉…
in Polish zła sława, niesława…
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