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Famous vs. Notorious

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Famousadjective

Well known.

Notoriousadjective

Widely known, especially for something negative; infamous.

Famousadjective

In the public eye.

‘Some people are only famous within their city.’;

Notoriousadjective

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.

‘Your goodness,Since you provoke me, shall be most notorious.’;

Famousverb

To make famous; to bring renown to.

Notoriousadjective

having an exceedingly bad reputation;

‘a notorious gangster’; ‘the tenderloin district was notorious for vice’;

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Famousadjective

Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; mach talked of; distinguished in story; - used in either a good or a bad sense, chiefly the former; often followed by for; as, famous for erudition, for eloquence, for military skill; a famous pirate.

‘Famous for a scolding tongue.’;

Notoriousadjective

famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed

‘Los Angeles is notorious for its smog’; ‘he was a notorious drinker and womanizer’;

Famousadjective

widely known and esteemed;

‘a famous actor’; ‘a celebrated musician’; ‘a famed scientist’; ‘an illustrious judge’; ‘a notable historian’; ‘a renowned painter’;

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