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"notorious" in British English

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notoriousadjective

uk   /nəʊˈtɔː.ri.əs/ /nəˈ-/  us   /noʊˈtɔːr.i-/
C1 famous for something ​bad: one of Mexico's most notorious criminals The ​company is notorious forpayingitsbills late.

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notoriously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​game is notoriously (= ​famous for being) difficult to ​play.
(Definition of notorious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"notorious" in American English

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notoriousadjective

 us   /nəˈtɔr·i·əs, -ˈtoʊr-/
famous for something ​immoral or ​bad: The ​canal is notorious for ​itspollution.
notoriously
adverb  us   /nəˈtɔr·i·əs·li, -ˈtoʊr-/
(Definition of notorious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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