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
On April 11, the kitchen will roll out a special ‘retrospective menu,’ serving some of the most famous dishes the award-winning restaurant has served over the 11 years since its inception (expect the infamous pig’s bladder, then).
Among the material Manning released was a now-infamous 2007 video of an Apache combat helicopter firing on Iraqi civilians and killing 12, including two Reuters journalists.
Consider the infamous disappearance of three Aboriginal children from the New South Wales town of Bowraville between 1990 and 1991.
At least Mrs. Clinton’s Cubbiequivocation isn’t as awkward as Martha Coakley’s infamous stumble during the 2010 special election for Ted Kennedy’s former Senate seat.
Terre Haute, Ind., was infamous for a 1914 scandal in which the mayor rigged voting machines, bought off voters, registered thousands of nonexistent voters and arrested nosy poll watchers.
Evie alludes to those infamous murders only with long-simmering shame and hushed amazement at how accidentally a life can split toward — or away — from disaster.
In 2003, another scourge, now infamous, swept across Darfur.
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Origin and Etymology of infamous
Middle English, from Latin infamis, from in- + fama fame
First Known Use: 14th century
INFAMOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infamous 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
Legal Definition of infamous
: of, relating to, or being a crime punishable by imprisonment (as a year or more in a penitentiary) that can lead to loss of rights and privileges upon conviction; also : convicted of such a crime
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