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
Recent Examples of infamy from the Web
In the weeks following Fashion Month, a single jacket has lingered on our Instagram feeds, joining the grey blazer in fall fashion infamy.
Harding won infamy for her assault on rival Nancy Kerrigan, but the movie isn’t about that incident.
In losing 7–3 to New York, the Indians joined the infamy of the 2002 Athletics, the 1986 Angels and the 1921 Cardinals as the only teams to allow at least six unearned runs in a potential clincher.
Unfortunately, the nation of 24 million has a point of infamy these days: The island nation is the site of the black death, the very same plague that decimated Europe many centuries ago.
But on nights like this, when the difference is one ball going out and one ball pulled back in, the dots of infamy reconnected.
While Dalí was famous for most of his life, Duchamp had what could be called bouts of infamy.
Glover may be retiring his rap alias, but at least his music will live in infamy.
Like these renegade politicians, Trump will use his infamy to cement his ties with his followers, and to fight on even in the face of political defeat or criminal indictment.
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First Known Use of infamy
Synonymsdiscredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, disgrace, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame
Antonymsesteem, honor, respect
Related Wordsscandal; contempt, despite, disdain, scorn; deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor; abasement, debasement, debasing, degradation, dust, humbling, humiliation; blot, brand, shadow, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taint
Near Antonymsadmiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, repute
Synonym Discussion of infamy
- sent home in disgrace
- preferred death to life with dishonor
- a once proud name fallen into disrepute
- a day that lives in infamy
- the ignominy of being arrested
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