Infamy



[in-fuh-mee] /ˈɪn fə mi/

noun, plural infamies for 3.
1.
extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act:
a time that will live in infamy.
2.
character or conduct.
3.
an act or circumstance.
4.
Law. loss of rights, incurred by conviction of an offense.
/ˈɪnfəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
the state or condition of being infamous
2.
an infamous act or event
n.

early 15c., from Old French infamie (14c.), earlier infame, and directly from Latin infamia “ill fame, bad repute, dishonor, from infamis “of ill fame,” from in- “not, without” + fama “reputation” (see fame (n.)).

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