Definition of infamous :
1. Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness.
2. Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption.
3. 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.
4. 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.
illustrious, good, renowned, disgraceful, the one and only, low, despisable, mean, shabby, loathsome, abhorrent, famous, filthy, shameful, unrespectable, shocking, lousy, abominable, despicable, detestable, disgusting, repugnant, shy, common, legendary, fabled, foul, opprobrious, discreditable, ignominious, knowledge, shoddy, wretched, obnoxious, rotten, antipathetic, celebrated, well-known, ill-famed, nasty, offensive
bad (part of speech: adjective)
disreputable (part of speech: adjective)
- 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.
- That is but one victim of the infamous civil service. - "Plunkitt of Tammany Hall", George Washington Plunkitt.
- The world had looked upon him as infamous. - "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Oscar Wilde.