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infamy

in·fa·my

infamy

 
pronunciation:
In f mi
features:
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 Parts
The word infamy contains the following part:
-y2 Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, act, or practice of