noun in·fa·my \-mē\

: the condition of being known for having done bad things or for being evil

: an evil or terrible act

plural in·fa·mies

Full Definition of INFAMY

:  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

  1. He never escaped the infamy his crimes had earned him.
  2. <despite her eventual pardons, she could never completely free herself of the infamy of being named a war criminal>

First Known Use of INFAMY

15th century


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