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infamy

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Synonyms and Antonyms of infamy

  1. the state of having lost the esteem of others despite her eventual pardons, she could never completely free herself of the infamy of being named a war criminal Synonyms of infamy discredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, disgrace, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shameWords Related to infamy scandal; contempt, despite, disdain, scorn; deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor; abasement, debasement, debasing, degradation, dust, humbling, humiliation; blot, brand, shadow, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms of infamy admiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, reputeAntonyms of infamy esteem, honor, respect

Synonym Discussion of infamy

disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, infamy, ignominy mean the state or condition of suffering loss of esteem and of enduring reproach. disgrace often implies humiliation and sometimes ostracism.
    • sent home in disgrace
dishonor emphasizes the loss of honor that one has enjoyed or the loss of self-esteem.
    • preferred death to life with dishonor
disrepute stresses loss of one's good name or the acquiring of a bad reputation.
    • a once proud name fallen into disrepute
infamy usually implies notoriety as well as exceeding shame.
    • a day that lives in infamy
ignominy stresses humiliation.
    • the ignominy of being arrested

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