- Infamy is defined as notoriety, or a reputation of bad behavior.
An example of infamy is the bad man image of Jesse James.
infamy definition by Webster's New World
- very bad reputation; notoriety; disgrace; dishonor
- the quality of being infamous; great wickedness
- an infamous act
- Law loss of character and of certain civil rights sustained by a person convicted of an infamous crime
Origin: Middle English infamye ; from Old French infamie ; from Classical Latin infamia ; from infamis: see infamous
infamy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. in·fa·mies
- Evil fame or reputation.
- The condition of being infamous.
- An evil or criminal act that is publicly known.
Origin: Middle English infamie, dishonor, from Old French, from Latin īnfāmia, from īnfāmis, infamous; see infamous.