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English definition of “infamy”

infamy

noun uk   /ˈɪn.fə.mi/ formal us  
[U] the quality of being famous for something considered bad: The president described the attack as "a day that will live in infamy". [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.
(Definition of infamy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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