Infamous

Definition of Infamous

In´fa`mous
a.1.
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.
False errant knight, infamous, and forsworn.
- Spenser.
2.Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption.
3.(Law) Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness.
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 hills, and sandy perilous wilds.
- Milton.
The piny shade
More infamous by cursed Lycaon made.
- Dryden.

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