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Definition of Infamous

Infamous

  1. Of very bad report; having a reputation of the worst kind; held in abhorrence; guilty of something that exposes to infamy; base; notoriously vile; detestable; as, an infamous traitor; an infamous perjurer.
  2. Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption.
  3. Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness.
  4. Having a bad name as being the place where an odious crime was committed, or as being associated with something detestable; hence, unlucky; perilous; dangerous.

Infamous Quotations

Are you not moved to tears and bitter compassion, when you behold the only Son of God seized by the most impious, dragged away, mocked, scourged, buffeted, spit upon, crowned with thorns, hung upon the infamous cross between two thieves, finally in such a horrible and execrable manner suffering death, for your salvation and that of the world?
Peter Abelard

Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.
Don Johnson

You know, I've kind of been lucky enough to always work with established actors or big names or people that are really popular or infamous for doing what they do and doing it well, I guess.
Amber Heard

Modern Architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 15, 1972, at 3.32 p.m. (or thereabouts), when the infamous Pruitt Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grace by dynamite.
Charles Jencks

You can't get unfamous. You can get infamous but you can't get unfamous.
Dave Chappelle
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Infamous Translations

infamous in Italian is infame
infamous in Latin is scelestus
infamous in Norwegian is beryktet, skammelig
infamous in Spanish is terrero, infame
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