Definition of infamy in English:


nounPlural infamies

mass noun
  • 1The state of being well known for some bad quality or deed.

    ‘a day that will live in infamy’
    ‘he thrived on the infamy and vilification’
    • ‘But the judgment at last demonstrates the scope and scale of their infamy.’
    • ‘No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong.’
    • ‘They are living in infamy in Boston and Chicago.’
    • ‘He mistakes his infamy for fame and popularity.’
    • ‘Their political influence has earned the Florida growers a place of infamy in American popular culture.’
    • ‘The only thing we have had, as we know, is the statement that will live, to quote someone else, in infamy.’
    • ‘So for me, December 7, 1941, was a day that will be remembered in infamy.’
    • ‘A day cannot live in infamy without the nourishment of rage.’
    • ‘What would unfold would be a day of infamy, as the world watched the nightmare play out before their eyes.’
    • ‘And so begins his long road to infamy.’
    • ‘This brings us into the shroud of infamy that surrounds the film.’
    • ‘But I had never understood the infamy and tyranny of that law so clearly as in that hour.’
    • ‘I would see you spared that infamy.’
    • ‘Do estate agents deserve such infamy?’
    • ‘I would have thought that no one would want news satellite trucks, blocked traffic and infamy.’
    • ‘For heavy metal fans, the summer of 96 will forever live in infamy.’
    • ‘Many may carry no real social disgrace or infamy.’
    • ‘This renown, however, always bordered on infamy.’
    • ‘Still, I will settle for the infamy, if that is the price to pay for honest and forthright expression.’
    • ‘They can't wash out the taint of that cynicism and infamy no matter how much they try and no matter how loud they yell.’
    notoriety, disrepute, disreputableness, ill repute, ill fame, loss of reputation, disgrace, discredit, shame, dishonour, ignominy, scandal, censure, blame, disapprobation, condemnation, contempt
    wickedness, evil, baseness, sordidness, vileness, iniquity, iniquitousness, depravity, degeneracy, turpitude, immorality, unscrupulousness, corruption, dissolution
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    1. 1.1count noun An evil or wicked act.
      ‘one of history's greatest infamies’
      mass noun ‘an act of infamy’
      • ‘The greatest infamy in living memory is now being enacted.’
      • ‘A man who can do that is capable of any infamy.’
      • ‘Near the entrance to the community a monument to the infamy was erected to commemorate the dead.’
      • ‘Well, this is an infamy that needs to be erased.’
      • ‘Why should I be forced to participate as a member of society in the performance of an act which I regard as abominable infamy?’