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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Infamous

IN'FAMOUS, adjective [Latin infamis; infamo, to defame; in and fama, fame.]

1. Of ill report, emphatically; having a reputation of the worst kind; publicly branded with odium for vice of guilt; base; scandalous; notoriously vile; used of persons; as an infamous liar; an infamous rake or gambler.

2. Odious; detestable; held in abhorrence; that renders a person infamous rake or gambler.

3. Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime. An infamous person cannot be a witness.