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From Old French infamie, from Latin īnfāmia (infamy), from īnfāmis (infamous), from in- (not) + fāma (fame, renown).


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  • Hyphenation: in‧fa‧my


infamy (countable and uncountable, plural infamies)

  1. The state of being infamous.
  2. A reputation as being evil.
    "Infamy, infamy - they've all got it in for me!" - Kenneth Williams as Julius Caesar in Carry On Cleo
    "A date which will live in infamy" - Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour


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