Definition of infamy in US English:

infamy

noun

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

    ‘a day that will live in infamy’
    • ‘What would unfold would be a day of infamy, as the world watched the nightmare play out before their eyes.’
    • ‘Do estate agents deserve such infamy?’
    • ‘And so begins his long road to 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.’
    • ‘A day cannot live in infamy without the nourishment of rage.’
    • ‘So for me, December 7, 1941, was a day that will be remembered in infamy.’
    • ‘Many may carry no real social disgrace or infamy.’
    • ‘I would see you spared that infamy.’
    • ‘But I had never understood the infamy and tyranny of that law so clearly as in that hour.’
    • ‘For heavy metal fans, the summer of 96 will forever live in infamy.’
    • ‘He mistakes his infamy for fame and popularity.’
    • ‘But the judgment at last demonstrates the scope and scale of their infamy.’
    • ‘They are living in infamy in Boston and Chicago.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I would have thought that no one would want news satellite trucks, blocked traffic and infamy.’
    • ‘Still, I will settle for the infamy, if that is the price to pay for honest and forthright expression.’
    • ‘Their political influence has earned the Florida growers a place of infamy in American popular culture.’
    • ‘This renown, however, always bordered on infamy.’
    • ‘The only thing we have had, as we know, is the statement that will live, to quote someone else, in infamy.’
    • ‘This brings us into the shroud of infamy that surrounds the film.’
    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. 1.1 An evil or wicked act.
      ‘one of history's greatest infamies’
      • ‘Near the entrance to the community a monument to the infamy was erected to commemorate the dead.’
      • ‘A man who can do that is capable of any infamy.’
      • ‘Why should I be forced to participate as a member of society in the performance of an act which I regard as abominable infamy?’
      • ‘The greatest infamy in living memory is now being enacted.’
      • ‘Well, this is an infamy that needs to be erased.’

Pronunciation

infamy

/ˈinfəmē//ˈɪnfəmi/