Definition of infamous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪnfəməs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnfəməs//
(formal) Immoral
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well known for being bad or evil synonym notorious a general who was infamous for his brutality the most infamous concentration camp (humorous) the infamous British sandwich compare famous More Like This Words that look like opposites, but aren’t different/​indifferent, interested/​disinterested, famous/​infamous, flammable/​inflammable, savoury/​unsavoury, sensible/​insensible, valuable/​invaluableSee worksheet. See related entries: Immoral Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin infamosus, from Latin infamis (based on fama ‘fame’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: infamous