- 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 Fox News host is infamous for his zealous defense of President Donald Trump against all manner of foes and scandals.
Interstate 35 is infamous for being the divider between Gulf Coast moisture from the east and more arid, desert air masses from the west.
Popular demand saw the French striker's infamous 'Hotline Bling' celebration added to the game as of this year, and Griezmann's latest goal celebration has fans up in arms once again.
Few rock stars in recent history have been as infamous as Courtney Love.
The award will be presented in Toronto in May. With more than 100 buildings to his credit, Doshi is known for dealing creatively with conditions in his country, the world’s second-most populous, which is infamous for its overcrowded slums.
Neither the battleground nor the contending sides bore any resemblance to those for which Basra is infamous: the pitched street battles fought by Shiite militias that just a few years ago turned some neighborhoods into no-go zones.
Bathed in eerie floodlights, its more infamous history was reflected in the firing squad wall, still pocked with musket ball holes centuries after those sentenced to death met their fate.
Consider Trump's infamous meeting last year with his Cabinet secretaries, who - in front of cameras - outdid one another in thanking the president for the opportunity to serve him.
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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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