infamous

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
in•fa•mous /ˈɪnfəməs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of or relating to infamy:infamous for the disgraceful way he treated women.
  2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation:an infamous deed.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
in•fa•mous  (infə məs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. having an extremely bad reputation:an infamous city.
  2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation;
    shamefully malign;
    detestable:an infamous deed.
  3. Law
    • deprived of certain rights as a citizen, as a consequence of conviction of certain offenses.
    • of or pertaining to offenses involving such deprivation.
infa•mous•ly, adv. 
infa•mous•ness, n. 
  • Latin infām(is) (see infamy) + -ous
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged disreputable, ill-famed, notorious.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged disgraceful, scandalous;
      nefarious, odious, wicked, shocking, vile, base, heinous, villainous.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reputable.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged praiseworthy, admirable.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

infamous /ˈɪnfəməs/ adj
  1. having a bad reputation; notorious
  2. causing or deserving a bad reputation; shocking: infamous conduct

ˈinfamously adv ˈinfamousness n



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