infamy

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[InĀ·fa*my]

Infamy means being famous for something bad or negative. You may be hoping for fame when you get an enormous tattoo of your favorite pop star on your back, but there's a chance you'll end up with infamy instead.

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Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.

Noun
evil fame or public reputation

Noun
a state of extreme dishonor; "a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"


n.
Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.

n.
A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action.

n.
That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness.


Infamy

In"fa*my , n.; pl. Infamies . [L. infamia, fr. infamis infamous; pref. in- not + fama fame: cf. F. infamie. See Fame.] 1. Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.
The afflicted queen would not yield, and said she would not . . . submit to such infamy.
2. A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action. 3. (Law) That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness.

Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.

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Usage Examples

There's no difference between fame and infamy now. There's a new school of professional famous people that don't do anything. They don't create anything.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.

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