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notorious

adjective     /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.Fame and famousReputation notoriously     /-li/ adverb The game is notoriously (= famous as being) difficult to play .Fame and famousReputation
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