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infamous

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Definition having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • He is one of Chicago's most infamous mobsters.
infamous = famous (for something bad)
  • She now serves in Haiti's poorest and most infamous neighborhood.
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • She mentioned Nixon's infamous firing of the Attorney General.
  • infamous = famous (for something bad)
  • She used FDR's infamous attempt to pack the Supreme Court as an example.
  • infamous = famous (for something bad)
  • I know I'm kind of infamous for my .... um .... verbosity ....
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • infamous = famous (for something bad)
  • She is a vile, an infamous thing!
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • ...my mother was mad and an infamous woman...
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • ...Bram Stoker ... in a fit of jealous anger had betrayed her by exaggerating the negative aspects of an Imprint in his infamous book, Dracula.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • I have sent a cable describing the wickedness of that infamous organization of Trotskyite murderers
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • Miss Jessel—WAS infamous.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • Wait my coming, O most infamous Bandar-log!
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • The true objective was the total destruction of al Qaeda and the leader who had engineered the infamous attack on the Twin Towers...
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • infamous = famous for something bad
  • "And you killed your own brother," Piper said, the horrible story all coming back to her, along with a name—an infamous name that began with the letter M.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • the infamous Rudy, would soon become Liesel's best friend, and later, her partner and sometime catalyst in crime.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • "Sirius Black, possibly the most infamous prisoner ever to be held in Azkaban fortress, is still eluding capture, the Ministry of Magic confirmed today."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • my revolt is infamous
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • infamous = well-known as bad
  • Far in this den of infamous resort, there was a low-browed, beetling shop, below a pent-house roof, where iron, old rags, bottles, bones, and greasy offal, were bought.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
  • It was an infamous prosecution, grossly infamous; but not the less likely to succeed on that account.
    Dickens, Charles  --  A Tale Of Two Cities
  • And who is the Judas who has concluded this infamous bargain?
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • I know it was then he wrote this vile, infamous paper, but I thought the thing was invalid.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace

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