: evil reputation brought about by something grossly criminal, shocking, or brutal
a : an extreme and publicly known criminal or evil act
b : the state of being infamous
Examples of INFAMY
- He never escaped the infamy his crimes had earned him.
- <despite her eventual pardons, she could never completely free herself of the infamy of being named a war criminal>
First Known Use of INFAMY
Related to INFAMY
- discredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, disgrace, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame
- esteem, honor, respect
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