/ˈɪnfəməs / (say 'infuhmuhs)

1. of ill fame; having an extremely bad reputation: an infamous city.
2. such as to deserve or to cause evil repute; detestable; shamefully bad: infamous conduct.
3. Law
a. (formerly) deprived of credit and of certain rights as a citizen, in consequence of conviction of certain offences.
b. (of offences, etc.) involving such deprivation.
{Middle English, from Medieval Latin infāmōsus (in Latin infāmis of ill repute)
infamously, adverb
infamousness, noun
Usage: This is increasingly commonly used to mean `famous' but this usage is not considered correct.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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