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Her murder became one of the most notorious crimes of the 1960s. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had a basketball team at my first church that was notorious throughout the city. Christianity Today (2000)The area was notorious for extremes of weather. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Does this risk stirring up the notorious company tribalism of enthusiasts? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Tube trains are notorious for throwing one off balance at awkward moments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The area is notorious as one of the central locations of the opium trade. The Sun (2010)Autumn is notorious for bad weather. Times, Sunday Times (2010)With this country notorious for dodgy weather, they must have worried the flame would die. The Sun (2012) New Yorkers are notorious for their high expectations and their unyielding quest for quality and inventiveness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The same was true of many notorious Victorian crimes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They will guard the Gunners ahead of a match in a city notorious for crowd problems. The Sun (2010)So notorious was his crime that some 5,000 people turned up to watch the execution. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some of the country 's most notorious crimes have been solved by detectives and members of the elite squads based here. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was a notorious case. The Sun (2009)The notorious case involved the bankers known as the NatWest Three. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Shipping is notorious for its bad image - rust buckets, flags of convenience and oil spills. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Police hope the charges can bring to a close one of Britain's most notorious unsolved murder cases. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: notorious ADJECTIVE
To be notorious means to be well-known for something bad.
...an area notorious for crime and violence.
Definition of notorious from the Collins English Dictionary
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