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in·fa·my

 (ĭn′fə-mē)
n. pl. in·fa·mies
1. Very bad reputation; notoriety: achieved infamy as the central figure in the scandal.
2. The condition of being infamous; disgrace: a name that will live in infamy.
3. An evil or criminal act that is publicly known.

[Middle English infamie, dishonor, from Old French, from Latin īnfāmia, from īnfāmis, infamous; see infamous.]

infamy

(ˈɪnfəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. the state or condition of being infamous
2. an infamous act or event
[C15: from Latin infāmis of evil repute, from in-1 + fāma fame]

in•fa•my

(ˈɪn fə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
1. extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act: a time that will live in infamy.
2. infamous character or conduct.
3. an infamous act or circumstance.
4. Law. loss of rights, incurred by conviction of an infamous offense.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin infāmia; see infamous, -y3]
syn: See disgrace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infamy - a state of extreme dishonor; "a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"
dishonor, dishonour - a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor"
fame, renown, celebrity - the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
2.infamy - evil fame or public reputation
ill fame, notoriety - the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
discredit, disrepute - the state of being held in low esteem; "your actions will bring discredit to your name"; "because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute"
fame - favorable public reputation

infamy

infamy

noun
1. Unfavorable, usually unsavory renown:
Translations
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smán, vansæmd
kötü şöhretrezalet

infamy

[ˈɪnfəmɪ] Ninfamia f

infamy

[ˈɪnfəmi] ninfamie f

infamy

n
(= notoriousness)Verrufenheit f; (= shamefulness)Niedertracht f, → Gemeinheit f; (of deed, conduct)Niedertracht f, → Infamie f, → Schändlichkeit f (geh)
(= public disgrace)Schande f

infamy

[ˈɪnfəmɪ] ninfamia

infamous

(ˈinfəməs) adjective
1. (of something bad) well-known; notorious.
2. disgraceful.
ˈinfamy noun
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, he accompanied his infamies with so much ability of mind and body that, having devoted himself to the military profession, he rose through its ranks to be Praetor of Syracuse.
But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist- I really believe he is Antichrist- I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself
Ah, what a contrast to the infamies uttered by the Lord Advocate was the grand burst of eloquence by the Dean of Faculty, speaking on my husband's side!