Examples of infamy in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of infamy from the Web
Clarke also gained infamy as the sheriff of Wisconsin's most-populous county and administrator of its jails, where high numbers of inmates died or complained of abuse.
This is a roster that, frankly, should be somewhere between 4-12 and 6-10, not on the cusp of joining the winless 2008 Lions in infamy.
In terms of infamy, the statues paid tribute to two of the most controversial Confederate figures: Civil War general and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Jefferson Davis, who served as President of the Confederate States.
Darvish surrendered five runs (four earned) in 1 2/3 innings, joining a very small hall of infamy.
Even five years later, the play still lives in infamy.
In a move that will live in infamy because no one had ever seen it before, Steratore used a folded card to check the measurement after Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott tried to get a first down on fourth-and-short in the fourth quarter.
Brett Talley, of ghost-hunting infamy, had never even tried a case; the administration withdrew his nomination on Wednesday.
The Masters – where the Green Jacket and coveted membership to Augusta National carries both legacy and infamy – par for the course for Southern culture, no pun intended.
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First Known Use of infamy
Synonymsdiscredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, disgrace, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame
Antonymsesteem, honor, respect
Related Wordsscandal; contempt, despite, disdain, scorn; deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor; abasement, debasement, debasing, degradation, dust, humbling, humiliation; blot, brand, shadow, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taint
Near Antonymsadmiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, repute
Synonym Discussion of infamy
- sent home in disgrace
- preferred death to life with dishonor
- a once proud name fallen into disrepute
- a day that lives in infamy
- the ignominy of being arrested
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