- an infamous traitor
Examples of infamous in a Sentence
- The most infamous of South America's poisonous snakes are the ringed coral snake and the pit viper. —Candice Millard, The River of Doubt, 2005
- Clemens is famous, or maybe infamous, for his brushback pitches and in particular for his penchant for "doubling up," throwing two brushbacks in a row. —Pat Jordan, New York Times Magazine, 4 Mar. 2001
- Instead we invoke the infamous dark matter, also known to make up most of the mass of other galaxies (both spiral and elliptical), clusters of galaxies, and the universe. What is it? Your guess may not be quite as good as mine, but almost. —Virginia Trimble et al., Sky & Telescope, January 1995
a city infamous for poverty and crime
He committed an infamous crime.
Recent Examples of infamous from the Web
The trial also explored a number of clashes or attempted clashes with the Cossacks, before and after the infamous shootout in Waco in May 2015, in which nine bikers — the majority of them Cossacks — were killed, and 20 other people were injured.
It’s hard to imagine that even the most famous and frequent-repeat attendees don’t still feel a surge of nerves and adrenaline while making their way up the museum’s infamous grand stairway.
The infamous White House intern who had an affair with President Bill Clinton, leading to his impeachment in 1998, was invited to a luncheon and then summarily disinvited, reports The Huffington Post.
Attending the Met Ball that year would have kicked up even more media buzz than usual since the year prior is when the infamous dance with Tom Hiddleston went down.
Or even, a week after his visit to Washington, a parody of President Donald Trump's infamous comments about Macron's wife?
Carmen Rene is a YouTuber and body-positive activist who's currently making waves for recreating Kardashian's infamous fragrance ad, with a message of self-love attached.
In 2013, James Cole, a deputy attorney general in the Obama Justice Department, issued a memo that was sort of the marijuana equivalent of President Bill Clinton's infamous don't ask, don’t tell policy toward gays in the military.
In the now infamous shot, Garner appears confused and disturbed while applauding during the award show.
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INFAMOUS Defined for English Language Learners
: well-known for being bad : known for evil acts or crimes
: causing people to think you are bad or evil
INFAMOUS Defined for Kids
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