Definition of infamy in English:


Syllabification: in·fa·my
Pronunciation: /ˈinfəmē

noun (plural infamies)

1The state of being well known for some bad quality or deed: a day that will live in infamy
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  • Their political influence has earned the Florida growers a place of infamy in American popular culture.
  • For heavy metal fans, the summer of 96 will forever live in infamy.
  • Many may carry no real social disgrace or infamy.
1.1An evil or wicked act: one of history’s greatest infamies
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  • Near the entrance to the community a monument to the infamy was erected to commemorate the dead.
  • The greatest infamy in living memory is now being enacted.
  • A man who can do that is capable of any infamy.

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