infamously

infamous

[in-fuh-muhs]
adjective
1.
having an extremely bad reputation: an infamous city.
2.
deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable: an infamous deed.
3.
Law.
a.
deprived of certain rights as a citizen, as a consequence of conviction of certain offenses.
b.
of or pertaining to offenses involving such deprivation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin infām(is) (see infamy) + -ous

infamously, adverb
infamousness, noun

famous, infamous, notorious (see synonym study at famous).


1. disreputable, ill-famed, notorious. 2. disgraceful, scandalous; nefarious, odious, wicked, shocking, vile, base, heinous, villainous.


1. reputable. 2. praiseworthy, admirable.
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infamous (ˈɪnfəməs)
 
adj
1.  having a bad reputation; notorious
2.  causing or deserving a bad reputation; shocking: infamous conduct
3.  Criminal law,
 a.  (of a person) deprived of certain rights of citizenship on conviction of certain offences
 b.  (of a crime or punishment) entailing such deprivation
 
'infamously
 
adv
 
'infamousness
 
n

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infamous
late 14c., from M.L. infamosus, from L. in- "not" + famosus "celebrated." Meaning infl. by L. infamis "of ill fame," from in- "not, without" + fama "reputation." As a legal term, "disqualified from certain rights of citizens in consequence of conviction of a crime" (late 14c.). Infamy is late 15c., from
O.Fr. infamie, from L. infamia.
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