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Infamy vs. Fame

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Infamynoun

The state of being infamous.

Famenoun

What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.

Infamynoun

A reputation as being evil.

Famenoun

One's reputation.

Infamynoun

A reprehensible occurrence or situation.

Famenoun

The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.

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Infamynoun

(legal) A stigma attaching to a person's character that disqualifies them from being a witness.

Fameverb

(transitive) to make (someone or something) famous

Infamynoun

Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.

‘The afflicted queen would not yield, and said she would not . . . submit to such infamy.’;

Famenoun

Public report or rumor.

‘The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house.’;

Infamynoun

A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action.

Famenoun

Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington.

‘I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited.’;

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Infamynoun

That loss of character, or public disgrace, which a convict incurs, and by which he is at common law rendered incompetent as a witness.

‘Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a day which will live in infamy, . . .’;

Fameverb

To report widely or honorably.

‘The field where thou art famedTo have wrought such wonders.’;

Infamynoun

a state of extreme dishonor;

‘a date which will live in infamy’; ‘the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city’;

Fameverb

To make famous or renowned.

‘Those Hesperian gardens famed of old.’;

Infamynoun

evil fame or public reputation

Famenoun

the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

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Infamy

Infamy, in common usage, is the notoriety gained from a negative incident or reputation (as opposed to fame). The word stems from the Latin infamia, antonym of fama (in the sense of ).

‘good reputation’;

Famenoun

favorable public reputation

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