- 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
As in his infamous exchange with former CTU president Karen Lewis.
The Supreme Court has attempted to decide what that phrase means in three separate cases, the most recent of which — Rapanos v. United States in 2006 — ended in an infamous 4-1-4 split decision.
The showdown has exposed a deep rancor in a tech giant that has become infamous for its head-turning cars, high-pressure workloads - and Musk, its unyielding boss.
Since the posting, the comedian has been retweeting friends, celebrities and well-wishers who are showing their support for his late wife, who many credit for helping bring the infamous killer to light.
Pele, Diego Maradona, and Franz Beckenbauer make cameo appearances, too, scoring famous (or infamous) goals.
The guest list is diffuse and inclusive, famous, infamous and unknown.
The musician’s most infamous tape with ex-wife Pamela Anderson was reportedly stolen from their home safe.
The most famous, or infamous, incident involved a Jeep Cherokee in 2015.
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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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