Definition of infamy:
- A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action.
- That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness.
- Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.
evil, notoriousness, ignominiousness, disreputability, right, shame, ignominy, knowledge, good, obloquy, respect, perfidy, notoriety, immorality, disapprobation, disgracefulness, notoriety, disreputableness, infamousness, scandal, wickedness, shamefulness, disgrace, opprobrium, dishonorableness.
- "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- "Jane Talbot", Charles Brockden Brown.
They may have ended in the cour des miracles for all we knew- it was nearly fifty years ago- and they may be quite virtuous abodes of poverty to- day; but they seemed to us then strange, labyrinthine abysses of crime and secret dens of infamy, where dreadful deeds were done in the dead of long winter nights.- "The Martian", George Du Maurier.