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 potato-breeding industry is a notoriously fickle and slow-moving one. Dugan Arnett,, "In northern Maine, a new spud rises," 12 June 2018 Weather in Great Britain can be notoriously fickle, and London averages around 10 days of rain during the month of May. Brandon Miller, CNN, "It should be a nice day for a royal wedding," 17 May 2018 Cellarmaster Pat Korn was charged with shepherding a lineup of notoriously fickle beers, from Flanders-style sour ales to smokey stouts maturing in bourbon barrels. Peter Rowe,, "Cellar 3 closes, as Green Flash continues to decline," 30 Mar. 2018 Young people are, of course, notoriously fickle midterm voters. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The partisan gender gap among millennials is staggeringly large," 22 Mar. 2018 The city also has notoriously bad subsoil conditions, and developers often build on unstable land. Frank Miles, Fox News, "Controversial Mexico City shopping mall partially collapses," 12 July 2018 While survey data might be more representative, people are notoriously bad at reporting their own behaviors. Rani Molla, Recode, "Americans seem to like ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. But it’s hard to say exactly how many use them.," 24 June 2018 The notoriously hard-to-get-into Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park is officially accepting reservations after finally completing months of expensive renovations. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Famous Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park renovated and open for reservations," 20 June 2018 Demographic data in China is notoriously hard to source or verify, but most anecdotal evidence suggests the proportion of locals who identify as LGBTQ+ is markedly higher than in larger cities like Shanghai or Beijing. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Chengdu Became China’s Most Inclusive City," 13 June 2018

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1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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