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Definition of "infamy" []

  • Evil fame or reputation. (noun)
  • The condition of being infamous. (noun)
  • An evil or criminal act that is publicly known. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "infamy" in a sentence
  • "These kids were about 9 or 10 years old on September 11, 2001, the morning that “will live in infamy” for those who came of age in the 21st century."
  • "The spectacular mistiming of his own 2001 memoir, Fugitive Days, doomed the book to short-term infamy and long-term obscurity."
  • "It came two days after Independence Day, a date held in infamy in one of the angrier books and movies about Vietnam, Ron Kovic's "Born on the Fourth of July.""