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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having a bad reputation.

Usage examples (36)
  • One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others.
  • I use the term infamous because as with a box of cream centered chocolates, one is never quite certain what the next choice will bring!
  • Heliogabalus succeeded, and reigned in the monstrous manner which has rendered his name infamous in history.
  • Particularly infamous is the direction Hume's thinking takes when he comes to consider the putative existence of the self. for more
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  • Juvenal (c.60-c.140), Roman lawyer & satirist
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