notoriously

adverb
no·​to·​ri·​ous·​ly | \ nō-ˈtȯr-ē-əs-lē How to pronounce notoriously (audio) , nə- \

Definition of notoriously

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

Examples of notoriously in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Offset programs are notoriously difficult to execute with confidence. Eric Roston, Bloomberg.com, "A New UN Push Aims to Feed the World’s Rabid Hunger for Carbon Credits," 19 Nov. 2020 Pandas have been notoriously difficult for zoos to breed in captivity. Fox News, "National Zoo holds giant panda cub-naming online poll," 18 Nov. 2020 Indeed, religious Jews are notoriously difficult to convert, since the entire notion of a Second Coming is incompatible with their beliefs. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Convert Me If You Can," 17 Nov. 2020 The vaccine is too new, and studying vaccine efficacy in subgroups is notoriously difficult. Adam Rogers, Wired, "We’ll Need More Than One Vaccine to Beat the Pandemic," 13 Nov. 2020 Lame-duck sessions of Congress — the period when lawmakers who just survived or lost reelection return to Washington for work before the new Congress is sworn in in January — are notoriously difficult. Jennifer Haberkorn, Anchorage Daily News, "A new coronavirus stimulus package looks unlikely until Biden administration," 12 Nov. 2020 Lame-duck sessions of Congress — the period when lawmakers who just survived or lost reelection return to Washington for work before the new Congress is sworn in in January — are notoriously difficult. Jennifer Haberkorn, Los Angeles Times, "A new coronavirus stimulus package looks unlikely until Biden administration," 11 Nov. 2020 A week later, Johnny Manziel had his notoriously bad debut against the Bengals. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "What the world was like the last time the Browns were above .500: This Week in the Cleveland Browns," 27 Sep. 2020 Historians are notoriously bad at predicting the future, and 2020 is not 1960. Simon Hall, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fidel Castro Stayed in Harlem 60 Years Ago to Highlight Racial Injustice in the U.S.," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of notoriously

1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Notoriously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notoriously. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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