n. known for some unfavorable act or quality; bad or ill fame
To the starlet, any publicity was good publicity: if she couldn't have a good reputation, she'd settle for notoriety.
Sentence in Classic:
The same singularly proud and reserved nature which turned away with disdain from popular notoriety was capable of being moved to its depths by spontaneous wonder and praise from a friend.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But when the phenomenon was enhanced by the notoriety and mystery by this time associated all over the town with the Bank robbery, it would have lured the stragglers in, with an irresistible attraction, though the roof had been expected to fall upon their heads.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
The assembled clergy admitted the validity of the plea, and the notoriety of the circumstances upon which it was founded; giving thus an indubitable and most remarkable testimony to the existence of that disgraceful license by which that age was stained.
In a week she had recovered from consciousness of insecurity, of shame and whispering notoriety, but she kept her habit of avoiding people.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
Father Mapple enjoyed such a wide reputation for sincerity and sanctity, that I could not suspect him of courting notoriety by any mere tricks of the stage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
The public and shameless sale of beautiful mulatto and quadroon girls has acquired a notoriety, from the incidents following the capture of the Pearl.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context