Widely known, especially for something negative; infamous.
In the public eye.
‘Some people are only famous within their city.’;
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.’;
To make famous; to bring renown to.
having an exceedingly bad reputation;
‘a notorious gangster’; ‘the tenderloin district was notorious for vice’;
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.’;
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’;
widely known and esteemed;
‘a famous actor’; ‘a celebrated musician’; ‘a famed scientist’; ‘an illustrious judge’; ‘a notable historian’; ‘a renowned painter’;