infamy
[ in-fuh-mee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from Latin infāmia, equivalent to infām(is) “ill-famed” (in + fām(a)fame + -is adjective suffix) + -ia-
Synonyms
  • notoriety
  • opprobrium
Antonyms
  • esteem
  • goodness
  • honor
  • respect
  • dignity
  • innocence
Definition
extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act
Example
December 7, 1941, is a date that will live in infamy.
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