Infamy

Definition of Infamy

In´fa`my
n.1.
1.Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.
The afflicted queen would not yield, and said she would not . . . submit to such infamy.
- Bp. Burnet.
2.A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action.
3.(Law) That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness.
Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a day which will live in infamy, . . .
- Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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abhorrence, abomination, atrocity, bad, degradation, demotion, depluming, desecration, detestation, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, disgracefulness, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, egregiousness, error, evil, hatred, heinousness, ignobility, ignominiousness, ignominy, ill fame, ill repute, infamousness, ingloriousness, iniquity, knavery, loathsomeness, loss of honor, monstrosity, notoriety, notoriousness, obliquity, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, outrage, peccancy, pity, profanation, reprobacy, revulsion, sacrilege, scandal, shame, shamefulness, sin, stigma, terrible thing, vileness, villainy, violation, wickedness, wrong
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