Definitions for: Infamy


[n] evil fame or public reputation
[n] a state of extreme dishonor; "a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"



Webster (1913) Definition: In"fa*my, n.; pl. Infamies. [L. infamia, fr. infamis
infamous; pref. in- not + fama fame: cf. F. infamie. See
Fame.]
1. Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor;
ignominy; indignity.

The afflicted queen would not yield, and said she
would not . . . submit to such infamy. --Bp. Burnet.

2. A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or
vileness; as, the infamy of an action.

3. (Law) That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a
convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered
incompetent as a witness.

Synonyms: opprobrium

Antonyms: celebrity, fame, renown

See Also: discredit, dishonor, dishonour, disrepute, ill fame, notoriety

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