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infamy

[in-fuh-mee] /ˈɪn fə mi/
noun, plural infamies for 3.
1.
extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act:
a time that will live in infamy.
2.
infamous character or conduct.
3.
an infamous act or circumstance.
4.
Law. loss of rights, incurred by conviction of an infamous offense.
Origin of infamy
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English infamye < Latin infāmia, equivalent to infām(is) ill-famed (in- in-3 + fām(a) fame + -is adj. suffix) + -ia -y3
Synonyms
1. disrepute, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, shame. See disgrace.
Antonyms
1. credit, honor.
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infamy

/ˈɪnfəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
the state or condition of being infamous
2.
an infamous act or event
Word Origin
C15: from Latin infāmis of evil repute, from in-1 + fāmafame
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Word Origin and History for infamy
n.

early 15c., from Old French infamie (14c.), earlier infame, and directly from Latin infamia "ill fame, bad repute, dishonor, from infamis "of ill fame," from in- "not, without" + fama "reputation" (see fame (n.)).

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