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English definition of “infamy”

infamy

noun     /ˈɪn.fə.mi/ formal
[U] the quality of being famous for something considered bad: The president described the attack as "a day that will live in infamy".Fame and famousReputation [C] a bad and shocking act or event: For the relatives of those who had died in the war, the final infamy was the pardoning of the draft-dodgers.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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