Notorious

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Negative AuraPlay
Use 'notorious' to convey a negative reputation, often due to harmful actions or qualities. SlideThe company became notorious for its environmental pollution.
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Widespread RecognitionPlay
The word 'notorious' implies that many people are aware of the bad reputation, not just a few. SlideThe hacker was notorious among global cybersecurity agencies.
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Historical ContextPlay
It's often used for historical figures or events that were widely known for negative reasons. SlideThe dictator was notorious for his oppressive regime.