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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: infamis, from fama; FAME

infamous

adjective
     
in‧fa‧mous
well known for being bad or evil:
an infamous killer
Los Angeles' infamous smog
infamous for
This area is infamous for drugs and prostitution.
infamously adverb
WORD FOCUS: famous WORD FOCUS: famous
similar words: well-known, celebrated, renowned, eminent, noted, legendary

famous for doing something bad: notorious, infamous

not famous: little-known, unknown, obscure

a famous person: celebrity, celeb informal, star


See also
famous

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