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infamous

in·fa·mous

infamous

 
 
pronunciation:
In f ms
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Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having, deserving, or causing a bad reputation; notorious or shameful.
The exotic dancer Mata Hari was infamous as a spy during World War I.Al Capone was an infamous gangster during the Prohibition era.
synonyms:
disreputable, notorious
antonyms:
illustrious, reputable
similar words:
contemptible, disgraceful, dishonorable, ignoble, ignominious, opprobrious, outrageous, scandalous, shameful
definition 2: stripped of certain rights as a citizen upon conviction of certain crimes such as treason, or pertaining to crimes involving such a penalty.
similar words:
corrupt, perfidious, treacherous
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derivations: infamously (adv.), infamousness (n.)
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