Notorious and Popular


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Notorious adjective – Widely known.
Usage example: a book signing for a notorious author of tell-all celebrity biographies

Popular is a synonym for notorious in knowledge topic. In some cases you can use "Popular" instead an adjective "Notorious", when it comes to topics like famous, often an.
Nearby Word: notoriety
Synonyms for Notorious


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Popular adjective – Enjoying widespread favor or approval.
Usage example: an actor who was popular in the 1970s

Notorious is a synonym for popular in knowledge topic. You can use "Notorious" instead an adjective "Popular", if it concerns topics such as famous, well-known.
Nearby Words: popularity, popularize, popularise, popularly, popularization
Synonyms for Popular

Things that words describes

character notorious character popular character
member notorious member popular member
group notorious group popular group
series notorious series popular series
Other nouns: show, figure, example, game, story, villain, artist, version, film, villains.

Both words in one sentence

  • The total conversion mod Rage of Dark Gods: Battle for the Empire for Medieval II Kingdoms, which is especially popular in Europe amongst fans of the series, was always notorious for giant enemy stacks spawning right on your doorstep, with little to no time to prepare whatsoever.
  • Theatre / Tannhäuser It proved highly popular in Germany, but the première of the revised version at the Paris Opéra was a notorious failure — though more for political and personal reasons than artistic ones.
  • Dumbass DJ Chris Evans (not that one), who replaced the most popular morning radio program in Britain, is notorious for being one of these.
    Source: Dumbass DJ
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