Literally: Some folks get very upset when this term is used in place of its antonym, figuratively. However, in a hyperbolic sense, that meaning is justified. Unfortunately, that sense is literally overused.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Notorious: This term is occasionally used correctly in a neutral sense but most people tend to think that it has negative connotations. However, the word "notorious" literally (and simply) means “known” and nothing more. However, its dominant connotation is that the individual is recognizable or known for illicit behavior or wrongdoing.
Posted by BK at 1:48 PM