What does Infamous mean?

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ˈɪn fə məsIn·fa·mous

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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";

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infamous

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Infamous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Infamous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Infamous in a Sentence

  1. The New York Times:

    Mr. Trump knew in advance about a now infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

  2. Sheila Isenberg:

    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.

  3. Ed King:

    I am mainly known as the one who verbally counted off' Sweet Home Alabama,' then played the infamous Stratocaster riff as well as the solos in that tune, i am the luckiest guitar player that ever lived. Who could've guessed that song would pay the rent for over 30 years ?

  4. Roger Stone:

    When I go in public, you guys have done a great job of driving my name ID, they always break down about 50-50. Half the people want to take a selfie and shake my hand, the other half want to tell me to go f --- Roger Stone. It is still better to be infamous than never be famous at all.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    They have been leading the charge basically to require the Justice Department to give them materials that can be leaked or fed or misrepresented, like the infamous Nunes memorandum, in the service of the president, and in the meantime, they do enormous damage to these institutions. Ultimately, they will be held accountable.

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