noun, plural in·fa·mies for 3.
- infallibility, papal,
- infant apnea,
- infant mortality rate,
- infant prodigy
Origin of infamy
Examples from the Web for infamy
Some were even questioning if the NFL could survive its own infamy.
Lane is one of those criminals whose 15 minutes of infamy never seem to end.
Next day, DSK was perp-walking his way, haggard and grizzled, into infamy.French Political Sex Movie About DSK Sets Cannes Aquiver|Tracy McNicoll|May 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An adult-entertainment company wants Foxy Knoxy to take a paltry sum of money to extend her 15 minutes of infamy.Porn Company Wants Amanda Knox To Star In Adult Entertainment Film|Lizzie Crocker|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His family name lives in infamy as it adorns the plaza where Kennedy was shot.
To Catherine de' Medici—perhaps justly—has been given the credit—or infamy, if you will—of its conception and execution.
For my own part, I look upon the Neapolitans as the worst of intriguing enemies: every hour shows me their infamy and duplicity.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson|Robert Southey
Ask for cigarettes in any den of infamy in the levees of the city, and this brand will be forced on you.The Vice Bondage of a Great City or the Wickedest City in the World|Robert O. Harland
I am not speaking of virtue; I should think nothing of infamy compared with the treasure of your love; but you do not love me.The Poison Tree|Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
The foundation of honor or infamy, usefulness or mischief, happiness or misery, is commonly laid in the morning of life.Sermons on Various Important Subjects|Andrew Lee
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for infamy
early 15c., from Old French infamie (14c.), earlier infame, and directly from Latin infamia "ill fame, bad repute, dishonor, from infamis "of ill fame," from in- "not, without" + fama "reputation" (see fame (n.)).