Definition of infamous:
- Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness.
- Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption.
- 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.
- 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.
famous, notorious, shameful, offensive, nasty, antipathetic, lousy, disgraceful, the one and only, illustrious, well-known, mean, wretched, obnoxious, foul, celebrated, knowledge, ill-famed, repugnant, disgusting, legendary, filthy, shy, good, abominable, common, shocking, opprobrious, shoddy, abhorrent, disreputable, discreditable, rotten, unrespectable, shabby, low, loathsome, detestable, renowned, despisable, vile, fabled, odious, ignominious, despicable.
Whether I am particularly silly, or not, I don't know; they say here, that I am; but it seems to me impossible for anybody who really cares for a dog, to think quietly of his being in the hands of those infamous men.- "The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)", Frederic G. Kenyon.
- "Plunkitt of Tammany Hall", George Washington Plunkitt.
- "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Oscar Wilde.