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Famous for a bad quality or action.‘they got to be somewhat ill-famed for drunkenness’
notorious, disreputable, ill-famed, of ill-reputeView synonyms
- ‘The Vatican signed its ill-famed concordat with Hitler in 1933 to prevent him from grabbing church property and meddling in church affairs.’
- ‘Oregon has the ill-famed distinction of ranking among the states with the highest jobless levels in the country.’
- ‘Life has not improved for the millions of rural poor still caught up in the struggle between the guerrilla, the ill-famed army and the murderous paramilitary groups.’
- ‘After the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 the Bloody Assizes were held in Dorchester with the ill famed Judge Jeffery's presiding.’
- ‘The West Riding of Yorkshire in the late eighteenth century was ill-famed for its robust and independent plebeian culture.’
- ‘What on earth was he doing, walking unaccompanied to the most ill-famed area of the town?’
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