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 Though Netflix is notoriously cagey around viewership, the show's second season never managed to crack the top 10, despite having near universal acclaim from critics. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 14 Jan. 2022 But the team was notoriously stingy in recognizing players; even Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher whose No. 8 has been out of use since 2001, was not honored with a number retirement before his death in 2012, a cruel and pointless oversight. New York Times, 12 Jan. 2022 After a while, the notoriously rowdy and violent crowds led Florencia to stop attending matches as well. oregonlive, 11 Jan. 2022 Dinner was not served inside, but Mediterranean fare and fresh sashimi awaited the notoriously party-loving group afterward in the former Trader Vic’s space by the pool. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 9 Jan. 2022 Nude dresses are notoriously challenging to pull off, but they can be done to astounding effect (see: Zendaya's Balmain gown), and Coral has done well with Leah’s a-line lace dress. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 7 Jan. 2022 Indiana law is notoriously favorable to landlords, leaving renters with few, if any, protections from predatory and negligent property owners, housing advocates and tenants say. Ko Lyn Cheang, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Jan. 2022 The subsequent day-and-date strategy was another bold move, unique among the major Hollywood studios, and enraged many Hollywood denizens, most notoriously Tenet director Christopher Nolan. David Bloom, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 For singer and new mom Danileigh, who notoriously had a season of rough realizations in 2021, the goal is to move toward more self-awareness and accountability. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 4 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of notoriously

1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Notoriously.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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