n. pl. in·fa·mies
1. Very bad reputation; notoriety: achieved infamy as the central figure in the scandal.
2. The condition of being infamous; disgrace: a name that will live in infamy.
3. An evil or criminal act that is publicly known.
[Middle English infamie, dishonor, from Old French, from Latin īnfāmia, from īnfāmis, infamous; see INFAMOUS.]
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