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in•fa•mous(ˈɪn fə məs)
famous well-known notorious infamous
If someone or something is famous, very many people know about them.
Well-known can be spelled with or without a hyphen. You usually spell it with a hyphen in front of a noun and without a hyphen after a verb.
Someone or something that is notorious is well known for something that is bad or undesirable.
People and things are described as infamous when they are well known because they are connected with wicked or cruel behaviour.
|Adj.||1.||infamous - known widely and usually unfavorably; "a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold";|
disreputable - lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
glorious, noble, esteemed, honourable, reputable, virtuous
infamous[ˈɪnfəməs] ADJ [person] → infame, de mala fama; [conduct, crime, speech] → infame
to be infamous for sth → ser infame por algo
infamous[ˈɪnfəməs] adj [crime] → infâme
to be infamous for sth [person, place] → être tristement célèbre pour qch