Infamous In"fa*mous, a. [Pref. in- not + famous: cf. L. infamis. See {Infamy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

False errant knight, infamous, and forsworn. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. ``Infamous woods.'' --P. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The piny shade More infamous by cursed Lycaon made. --Dryden.

Syn: Detestable; odious; scandalous; disgraceful; base; vile; shameful; ignominious. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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