Pronunciation: [ in-fuh-mee ]
extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act
Origin: Late Middle English; Latin
Etymology: from Latin infāmia, equivalent to infām(is) “ill-famed” (in + fām(a)fame + -is adjective suffix) + -ia-
Example: December 7, 1941, is a date that will live in infamy.