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Definition of "ill-famed" [ill-famed]

  • Having a bad reputation (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ill-famed" in a sentence
  • "The worm was similar to the ill-famed Samy worm “which spread across the popular MySpace social-networking site a while back,” says a Twitter blog, going on:"
  • "Poet: I would begin by reading to you from the pages of Boccaccio's ill-famed tome of licentiousness, the Decameron."
  • "Sen. John Ensign R-Nev. said Wednesday that his new plans to seek reelection in 2012 shouldn't be spoiled by his ill-famed marital indiscretions with the wife of a former high-ranking campaign staffer -- or the ensuing federal investigation."