Infamous Definition

Having a very bad reputation; notorious; in disgrace or dishonor.
Webster's New World
Causing or deserving a bad reputation; scandalous; outrageous.
Webster's New World
Convicted of a crime, such as treason or felony, that carries a severe punishment. No longer in technical use.
American Heritage
Punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary.
Webster's New World
Guilty of such a crime.
Webster's New World

Origin of Infamous

  • Middle English infamis from Latin īnfāmis in- not in–1 fāma renown, fame bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman infamous, from Medieval Latin infamosus

    From Wiktionary

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