Definition of notorious:
- disreputable (part of speech: adjective)
- reputable (part of speech: adjective)
Lady Beltham would not have thought very much about it, if it had not occurred to the editor of La Capitale to interview detective Juve about it, the famous Inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department, you know, who has brought so many notorious criminals to justice.- "Fantômas", Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain.
It is a notorious fact that, after the defeat of the French armies at Weissenburg and Worth and later at Metz, the French commanders and officers lost valuable time and strategical positions through sheer ignorance of their own country.- "The Secrets of the German War Office", Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves.
- "The Devil's Disciple", George Bernard Shaw.