Definitions for infamousˈɪn fə məs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•fa•mousˈɪn fə məs(adj.)

  1. having an extremely bad reputation.

  2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully bad; detestable:

    an infamous deed.

  3. Law. (of a convicted felon) deprived of certain rights as a citizen. pertaining to offenses involving such deprivation.

    Category: Law

Origin of infamous:

1350–1400; ME < L infāmis

in′fa•mous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  1. 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

Wiktionary

  1. infamous(Adjective)

    having a bad reputation; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable; widely known, especially for something bad

  2. infamous(Adjective)

    causing infamy; disgraceful

    This infamous deed tarnishes all involved.

  3. infamous(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infamous(adj)

    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

  2. Infamous(adj)

    causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption

  3. Infamous(adj)

    branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness

  4. Infamous(adj)

    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

Freebase

  1. Infamous

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

infamous(adjective)

(of something bad) well-known; notorious.

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