Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
infamy

in·fa·my

infamy

 
 
pronunciation:
In f mi
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: infamies
definition 1: evil or shameful reputation.
The infamy of the Nazi S.S. still endures.The teacher, having been accused of inappropriate behavior with students, resigned in infamy.The infamy surrounding her, which persisted despite her having been acquitted of the murder, was bound to affect her sister's reputation as well.
similar words:
dishonor, odium
definition 2: a shameful or wicked act.
How is this man to be punished for such an infamy as assaulting this child?
similar words:
iniquity
definition 3: the loss of certain rights as a citizen consequent upon conviction for crimes such as treason.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature