n [U] (derog 贬) fame for being bad in some way 恶名; 臭名
*achieve a certain notoriety 落得恶名
* His crimes earned him considerable notoriety. 他因犯罪而声名狼藉.
the state of being famous or well-known for something that is bad or that people do not approve of
John is already a writer of some notoriety.
gain/win/achieve notoriety (for sth)
The local church has gained notoriety for being different.