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

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Gopher hockey fans have notoriously high expectations, with some demanding a national championship every year. Jess Myers, Twin Cities, "U athletic director Mark Coyle talks Gophers hockey and his plans to bring back fans," 26 July 2019 The saga is still there, of course, only papered over, forgotten: a site of military strategy, land speculation, piratical pursuits and, most notoriously, public executions. Rich Cohen, WSJ, "The Hidden History of Liberty Island," 11 July 2019 Even the season’s notoriously fickle weather was cooperating. National Geographic, "Inside the Everest expedition that built the world’s highest weather station," 27 June 2019 The process for applying for one of these international arrest warrants is notoriously fickle, requiring a member state simply to submit a form. Kamran Bokhari, WSJ, "The Kremlin’s Interpol Power Play," 20 Nov. 2018 In agreeing to the gradual elimination of race-day Lasix from stakes races in April, a coalition of leading tracks made a timely show of unity in a notoriously fragmented business. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Reform or extinction? Many see horse slaughter as existential threat to racing," 15 June 2019 In Chicago, Detroit and Newark – all places with notoriously high and stubborn crime rates – more green space was associated with higher levels of violent crime. Lincoln Larson, The Conversation, "Can parks help cities fight crime?," 25 June 2019 Milanese aristocratic families are notoriously averse to showing off their possessions, privacy being of utmost importance here, ingrained in a culture of elegant discretion. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, "Swarovski Hosts a Party for the Book of Dreams in a Fantastical Setting," 21 Sep. 2018 But notoriously risk-averse Power 5 ADs want to see more from Kiffin. Andy Staples,, "Why Florida's Successful Chris Leak/Tim Tebow QB Model Probably Isn't Right for Alabama This Year," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of notoriously

1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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