What does Infamous mean?

Definitions for Infamous
ˈɪn fə məsin·fa·mous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-famed, infamous, notoriousadjective

    known widely and usually unfavorably

    "a notorious gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for vice"; "the infamous Benedict Arnold";

Wiktionary

  1. infamousadjective

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

  2. infamousadjective

    causing infamy; disgraceful

    This infamous deed tarnishes all involved.

  3. infamousadjective

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INFAMOUSadjective

    Publickly branded with guilt; openly censured; of bad nature.

    Etymology: infamé, infamant, Fr. infamis, Lat.

    Those that be near, and those that be far from thee, shall mock thee, which art infamous. Ezek. xxii. 5.

    These are as some infamous bawd or whore
    Should praise a matron; what could hurt her more. Ben Jonson.

    After times will dispute it, whether Hotham were more infamous at Hull or at Tower-hill. Charles I .

    Persons infamous, or branded with any note of infamy in any publick court of judicature, are, ipso jure, forbidden to be advocates. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

ChatGPT

  1. infamous

    Infamous refers to being well-known for some bad quality, deed, or undesirable reputation. It involves having a notorious and unfavorable character that leads to negative public perception.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infamousadjective

    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. Infamousadjective

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

  3. Infamousadjective

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

  4. Infamousadjective

    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

Wikidata

  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. 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 ?

  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. 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.

  4. United States:

    Citizenship was a central question left open by the original Constitution, at the time it was written, the Constitution assumed citizenship, but it didn't provide any rules for it. In the infamous Dred Scott decision, the Chief Justice said African Americans can't be citizens of the United States and' had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.'.

  5. Bill Browder:

    There is clear evidence since we filed that warrants a proper investigation of Devin Nunes activities, glenn Simpson was working with a foreign principal. ... [ who was ] an agent of the Russian government, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya, who was at the center of a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting, was charged in federal court earlier this yearwith obstruction of justice in connection witha civil money laundering and forfeiture case involving a Russian tax refund fraud scheme. Although possible dirt on Hillary Clinton was reportedly floated in advance of the infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Veselnitskaya has publicly said Hillary Clinton used the meeting to push for repeal of the anti-corruption law. Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort at Trump Tower in June 2016. In Jared Kushner lawsuit, Devin Nunes said Fusion GPS -- the firm paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the salaciously anti-TrumpSteele dossier -- coordinatedwith another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation. Thecomplaintin the Eastern District of Virginia, which namedSimpsonand the nonprofitCampaign for Accountability( CfA), said the.

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