What does infamy mean?

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ˈɪn fə miin·famy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infamy, opprobriumnoun

    a state of extreme dishonor

    "a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"

  2. infamynoun

    evil fame or public reputation

Wiktionary

  1. infamynoun

    The state of being infamous.

    Etymology: From infamia, from infamis, from in- + fama.

  2. infamynoun

    A reputation as being evil.

    Etymology: From infamia, from infamis, from in- + fama.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infamynoun

    total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity

    Etymology: [L. infamia, fr. infamis infamous; pref. in- not + fama fame: cf. F. infamie. See Fame.]

  2. Infamynoun

    a quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action

    Etymology: [L. infamia, fr. infamis infamous; pref. in- not + fama fame: cf. F. infamie. See Fame.]

  3. Infamynoun

    that loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness

    Etymology: [L. infamia, fr. infamis infamous; pref. in- not + fama fame: cf. F. infamie. See Fame.]

Freebase

  1. Infamy

    Infamy, in common usage, is notoriety gained from a negative incident or reputation. The word stems from the Latin infamia, antonym of fama. Infamy is a term of art in Roman Catholic Canon Law. The remainder of this article discusses infamy as defined by Canon Law. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, infamy in the canonical sense is defined as the privation or lessening of one's good name as the result of the bad rating which he has, even among prudent men. It constitutes an irregularity, i.e. a canonical impediment which prevents one being ordained or exercising such orders as he may have already received. There are two types of infamy, infamy of law and infamy of fact.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infamy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infamy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of infamy in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is an utter shame to spend millions on the sanctuaries while millions are dying of hunger! Institutional religion must go to Hell even only for this infamy!

  2. Sean Wilentz:

    Let Susan Stokes not forget we had the largest national election in American history amid the pandemic and it went off without a hitch, november 3 was a day that will not in infamy but will live in fame for the exercise of democracy, and we ought not to forget that. There's a lot of strength in the system.

  3. Stephen Vizinczey:

    Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth

  4. Republican Representative Mike Kelly:

    Today, Dec. 18, 2019, is another date that will live in infamy.

  5. Dan Gross:

    Notoriety serves as a reward for these killers and as a call-to-action for others who would seek to do similar harm in the name of infamy.

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