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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. White House:

    Text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok andLisa Pagein 2016 that were obtained by Fox News on Tuesday refer to then-candidate Donald Trump as a ‘loathsome human’ and ‘an idiot.’ More than 10,000 texts between Strzok and Page were being reviewed by the Justice Department after Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe after it was revealed that some of them contained anti-Trump content. The messages were sent during the 2016 campaign and contain discussions about various candidates. … House Intelligence Committee investigators have long regarded Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events that began when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump ‘dossier’ and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.

  2. 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.

  3. White House counsel Pat Cipollone:

    Its getting late, i would ask you, respectfully, if we could simply start, maybe tomorrow we can start -- and they can make their argument, and they can, I guess, make a case that they once called overwhelming. Well see... Seriously, can we please start ? OOPS ? Joe Biden TEAM TOUTS UKRAINE ACTIVIST WHO CALLED HUNTER BIDENS ACTIONS VERY BAD As Democrats amendments were summarily shot down, reports emerged that some Democrats were privately considering something of a compromise : calling for the testimony of Hunter Biden in exchange for the appearance of some key administration officials. Bidenobtained a lucrative board role with a Ukrainian company while Joe Biden father, Joe Biden, was overseeing Ukrainian policy as vice president. President Trump had asked in President Trump now-infamous July 25 call with Ukraines president for a look into Joe Bidens admitted pressure campaignto have Ukraines top prosecutor fired. Senate Republicans have sought to portray Trumps push for a probe as a legitimate request given the Bidens dealings in Ukraine, while Democrats have alleged that senior administration officials would testify that the administration withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to secure a politically motivated probe. Mike Mulvaney, for example, has publicly argued that there is nothing wrong with tying financial assistance to anti-corruption efforts and other U.S. objectives, even as the administration has denied specifically targeting the Bidens for political purposes. Meanwhile, the barrage of amendments Tuesday night put into doubt whether the senators would have time to meet in a closed session toconverse -- which would be a valuable opportunity, given that the senators were legally barred from having any sustenanceother than water or milk at their desk all day, and could not communicate verbally with one another during the proceedings. The restriction on cellphone possession and oral interaction led some members to pass and flash written notes to each other like students in a classroom, as White House impeachment managers and the presidents legal team traded lengthy legalistic arguments. At one point during the proceedings, former Bill Clinton press secretary and CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart wrote on Cruzs Twitter that Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz could go to.

  4. President Trump:

    -- and suggested they took his infamous wrestling GIF too seriously. Speaking during a joint news conference with President Andrzej Duda in Poland, President Trump addressed the network’s latest controversy, after CNN this week appeared to threaten to expose the Reddit user who created a GIF of Trump wrestling a person with a CNN logo photoshopped over his head. I think what CNN did was unfortunate for them, as you know now they have some pretty serious problems, they have been fake news for a long time. They have been covering me in a very, very dishonest way.

  5. A.E. Samaan:

    The textbook in question in the infamous Scope's Monkey Trial was partially written by the Harvard educated white supremacist, Charles B. Davenport.

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