ill-famed, infamous, notorious(adj)
known widely and usually unfavorably
"a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold";
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′fa-mus, adj. having a reputation of the worst kind: publicly branded with guilt: notoriously vile: disgraceful.—vs.t. Infame′, to defame; In′famise, Infam′onise (Shak.), to defame, to brand with infamy.—adv. In′famously.—n. In′famy, ill fame or repute: public disgrace: extreme vileness: (law) a stigma attaching to the character of a person so as to disqualify him from being a witness. [Fr.,—L. in, not, fama, fame.]
The numerical value of infamous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of infamous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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They want to be infamous too. When Scott Peterson was sent to prison, he got marriage proposals by the bucket before he even got to the prison. They know that if they get involved with these men their name or maybe their picture will get in the paper.
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- infameCatalan, Valencian
- nechvalně známýCzech
- infamøs, berygtetDanish
- schändlich, verrufen, niederträchtig, verrucht, infam, ehrlos, berühmt-berüchtigt, berüchtigt, gemein, entehrend, anrüchigGerman
- droch-chliùiteachScottish Gaelic
- nerușinat, infamRomanian
- позорный, бесславныйRussian
- vanfrejdad, ökänd, vanhederlig, neslig, vanärande, äreslös, avskyvärd, skändligSwedish
- rezilâne, rezil, ayıp, alçak, utanç verici, rezilcesine, kötü şöhretli, kepâze, iğrençTurkish
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