Achieved infamy as the central figure in the scandal.
An example of infamy is the bad man image of Jesse James.
A name that will live in infamy.
"Infamy, infamy - they've all got it in for me!" - Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Carry On Cleo.
"A date which will live in infamy" - Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.
Other Word Forms
Origin of infamy
- Middle English infamie dishonor from Old French from Latin īnfāmia from īnfāmis infamous infamous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French infamie, from Latin īnfāmia (“infamy”), from īnfāmis (“infamous”), from in- (“not”) + fāma (“fame, renown”).