no·​to·​ri·​ous·​ly | \ nō-ˈtȯr-ē-əs-lē , nə-\

Definition of notoriously

1 : in a notorious manner
2 : as is notorious : as is very well known notoriously, they never got along

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The strategy marked a coup of sorts: this one within the country’s notoriously fractious opposition, which had been locked in debate over whether to negotiate with Mr. Maduro or take more direct action. Juan Forero, WSJ, "‘What the Hell Is Going On?’ How a Small Group Seized Control of Venezuela’s Opposition," 7 Feb. 2019 There was once a time when Victoria Beckham notoriously only wore sky-high heels. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria Beckham Was Her Own Muse for Her Reebok Collection," 24 Jan. 2019 Tesla wants to debut its pickup in 2019, but is notoriously loose with deadlines. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Here Come the Electric Pickup Trucks," 17 Jan. 2019 As interviewing notoriously stressful experience, strategies for performing under pressure naturally came up as a topic of conversation. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Has a Simple Strategy for Battling Shyness," 11 Jan. 2019 Self-driving companies, once notoriously secretive, gave more information, more rides, and more access in an effort to push forth glowing visions of a utopian AV future. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "The good, the bad, and the ugly of self-driving cars in 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 Whether that raises Nintendo's notoriously litigious legal eyebrows remains to be seen. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "You can now download the long-lost (and unfinished) SimCity NES port," 26 Dec. 2018 The upper abs and obliques tend to get all the love from many popular exercises, while the lower abs are notoriously harder to target. SELF, "28 Lower Abs Exercises That Will Set Your Core on Fire," 1 Jan. 2019 The two have been notoriously private in the past, and these lovey-dovey posts are not something fans are used to seeing. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Posts a Sweet Tribute Thanking The Weeknd for Her Surprise Birthday Party," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of notoriously

1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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