Meaning of infamous

in•fa•mous

Pronunciation: (in'fu-mus), [key]
— adj.
  1. having an extremely bad reputation: an infamous city.
  2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable: an infamous deed.
    1. deprived of certain rights as a citizen, as a consequence of conviction of certain offenses.
    2. of or pertaining to offenses involving such deprivation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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