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adjective uk   /nəʊˈtɔː.ri.əs/ /nəˈ-/ us    /noʊˈtɔːr.i-/
C1 famous for something bad: one of Britain's most notorious criminals The company is notorious for paying its bills late.
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adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The game is notoriously (= famous as being) difficult to play.
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