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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (infamous)
a. de mala fama
Wilson spent ten years in a notorious prison.Wilson pasó diez años en una cárcel de mala fama.
b. de mala reputación
Ivan was seen visiting a notorious bar in the red light district.Vieron a Ivan visitando un bar de mala reputación en la zona de tolerancia.
c. muy conocido
Magdalena is notorious in the neighborhood for being a busybody.Magdalena es muy conocida en la vecindad por ser una entrometida.
d. tristemente célebre
The notorious crime ring has been responsable for dozens of killings.La tristemente célebre organización criminal ha sido responsable de decenas de asesinatos.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Franco is a notorious bully at the school.Franco tiene la mala fama de ser un matón en la escuela.
John Waters is notorious for directing bawdy films.John Waters es un director con fama de hacer películas subidas de tono.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pejorative)
a. (tristemente) famoso(a) or célebre
he's notorious for his bad tempertodo el mundo conoce su mal humor
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notorious [nəʊˈtɔːrɪəs]
[+criminal] muy conocido; celebérrimo
...a notorious bank robber
[+area, town, prison] de mala fama; de mala reputación
The lower Haight area of San Francisco, a notorious hang-out for crack dealers ...
[+comment, speech] desgraciadamente famoso
the minister's notorious comments on immigration where he gave his notorious speech on racial segregation
[+case, crime] muy sonado
a notorious womanizer un hombre con fama de donjuán; she's a notorious flirt tiene fama de que le gusta flirtear; Prussia was notorious in this respect Prusia tenía mala fama en este sentido; to be notorious as sth tener fama de ser algo; to be notorious for sth ser conocido por algo; tener fama de algo; he's notorious for cheating at cards tiene fama de hacer trampas jugando a las cartas
West Berlin has long been notorious for its street violence
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