What does infamy mean?

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ˈɪn fə miin·famy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infamy, opprobrium(noun)

    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. infamy(noun)

    evil fame or public reputation

Wiktionary

  1. infamy(Noun)

    The state of being infamous.

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

  2. infamy(Noun)

    A reputation as being evil.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infamy(noun)

    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. Infamy(noun)

    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. Infamy(noun)

    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. 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

  2. David Yepsen:

    I think Democrats are going to be pleased, he's not going to go far enough to quiet the critics. This was no 'day of infamy' speech.

  3. 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.

  4. Tieck:

    He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.

  5. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

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