Infamous

In"fa*mous

(?), a. [Pref. in- not + famous: cf. L. infamis. See Infamy.]
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1. Of very bad report; having a reputation of the worst kind; held in abhorrence; guilty of something that exposes to infamy; base; notoriously vile; detestable; as, an infamous traitor; an infamous perjurer.
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False errant knight, infamous, and forsworn.
Spenser.
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2. Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption. Macaulay.
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3. (Law) Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness.
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4. Having a bad name as being the place where an odious crime was committed, or as being associated with something detestable; hence, unlucky; perilous; dangerous. "Infamous woods." P. Fletcher.
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Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds.
Milton.
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The piny shade
More infamous by cursed Lycaon made.
Dryden.

Syn. -- Detestable; odious; scandalous; disgraceful; base; vile; shameful; ignominious.
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