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Meaning of INFAMY

Pronunciation:  'infumee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  evil fame or public reputation
  2. [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"

INFAMY is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: opprobrium
 Antonyms: celebrity, fame, renown
 See Also: discredit, dishonor, dishonour, disrepute, ill fame, notoriety



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In"fa*my\, n.; pl. {Infamies}. [L. infamia, fr. infamis
infamous; pref. in- not + fama fame: cf. F. infamie. See
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.

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