In·fa·my n.; pl. Infamies
1. Total loss of reputation; public disgrace; dishonor; ignominy; indignity.
The afflicted queen would not yield, and said she would not . . . submit to such infamy. --Bp. Burnet.
2. A quality which exposes to disgrace; extreme baseness or vileness; as, the infamy of an action.
3. Law 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, . . . --Franklin D. Roosevelt.
n 1: a state of extreme dishonor; "a date which will live in
infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn
and opprobrium throughout the city" [syn: opprobrium]
2: evil fame or public reputation [ant: fame]