Definitions for infamousˈɪn fə məs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•fa•mousˈɪn fə məs(adj.)
having an extremely bad reputation.
deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully bad; detestable:
an infamous deed.
Law. (of a convicted felon) deprived of certain rights as a citizen. pertaining to offenses involving such deprivation.
Origin of infamous:
1350–1400; ME < L infāmis
ill-famed, infamous, notorious(adj)
known widely and usually unfavorably
"a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold";
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
infamous(adjective)ˈɪn fə məs
well-known for sth bad; = notorious
the infamous child killer; a part of the country infamous for its summer storms
having a bad reputation; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable; widely known, especially for something bad
causing infamy; disgraceful
This infamous deed tarnishes all involved.
in England / Great Britain, a judicial punishment which deprived the infamous person of certain rights; this included a prohibition against holding public office, exercising the franchise, receiving a public pension, serving on a jury, or giving testimony in a court of law.
of very bad report; having a reputation of the worst kind; held in abhorrence; guilty of something that exposes to infamy; base; notoriously vile; detestable; as, an infamous traitor; an infamous perjurer
causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption
branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness
having a bad name as being the place where an odious crime was committed, or as being associated with something detestable; hence, unlucky; perilous; dangerous
Infamous is a 2006 American drama film based on the 1997 book by George Plimpton, Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career. It covers the period from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s, during which Truman Capote researched and wrote his bestseller In Cold Blood, a subject covered a year earlier in the film Capote. In this version, Capote is played by Toby Jones. The same role in the previous film earned an Academy Award for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Lee Pace and Jeff Daniels also have featured roles, with a supporting cast that includes Sigourney Weaver and Hope Davis and a song performance by Gwyneth Paltrow. According to writer/director Douglas McGrath in his DVD commentary, many of the scenes in Infamous, most notably a dramatic sexual encounter between Capote and inmate Perry Smith, occurred only in McGrath's imagination.
Translations for infamous
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of something bad) well-known; notorious.
- с позорна славаBulgarian
- infamePortuguese (BR)
- notoricky známý, neblaze proslulýCzech
- נוֹדָע לְשִמצָהHebrew
- terkenal jahatnyaIndonesian
- 악명 높은Korean
- liūdnai pagarsėjęsLithuanian
- apkaunojošs; kaunpilnsLatvian
- infam, beryktetNorwegian
- مشهور بد نام، رسوا، بدنامهPashto
- печально известныйRussian
- ohavný, hanebný, hnusnýSlovak
- illa beryktad,ökändSwedish
- kötü şöhretli, adı kötüye çıkmışTurkish
- 聲名狼藉的Chinese (Trad.)
- що має недобру славу; ганебнийUkrainian
- có tiếng xấuVietnamese
- 声名狼藉的Chinese (Simp.)
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