Infamy

Pronunciation: [ in-fuh-mee ]


Definition: noun

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-


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • notoriety

  • opprobrium

Antonyms:

  • esteem

  • goodness

  • honor

  • respect

  • dignity

  • innocence

Example: December 7, 1941, is a date that will live in infamy.

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