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notoriety

noun
     
no‧to‧ri‧e‧ty [uncountable]
the state of being famous or well-known for something that is bad or that people do not approve of
of notoriety
John is already a writer of some notoriety.
gain/win/achieve notoriety (for something)
The local church has gained notoriety for being different.

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