Definition of infamy
1 : evil reputation brought about by something grossly criminal, shocking, or brutal
2a : an extreme and publicly known criminal or evil actb : the state of being infamous
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>
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INFAMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infamy for English Language Learners
: the condition of being known for having done bad things or for being evil
: an evil or terrible act
INFAMY Defined for Kids
Definition of infamy for Students
1 : an evil reputation He earned infamy for his crimes.
2 : an evil or terrible act The people suffered the infamies of their ruler.
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