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Negative FamePlay
Understand that 'notoriety' signifies fame gained through negative actions or attributes, unlike positive fame. SlideDespite his charity work, he never shook off his notoriety for past financial scandals.
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Controversial AttentionPlay
'Notoriety' often suggests that the person or entity is well-known for reasons that provoke controversy or mixed feelings. SlideThe writer's novel earned her notoriety for its provocative themes.
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Magnitude of ImpactPlay
'Notoriety' can imply a broad impact, where the negative action or trait is recognized by many people. SlideThe spy gained notoriety across the world after the international scandal broke out.