Infamous



[in-fuh-muh s] /ˈɪn fə məs/

adjective
1.
having an extremely bad reputation:
an infamous city.
2.
deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable:
an infamous deed.
3.
Law.

/ˈɪnfəməs/
adjective
1.
having a bad reputation; notorious
2.
causing or deserving a bad reputation; shocking: infamous conduct
3.
(criminal law, formerly)

adj.

late 14c., from Medieval Latin infamosus, from Latin in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + famosus “celebrated” (see famous). Meaning influenced by Latin infamis “of ill fame” (see infamy). As a legal term, “disqualified from certain rights of citizens in consequence of conviction of certain crimes” (late 14c.). Related: Infamously.

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