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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·fa·mous /ˈɪnfəməs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·fa·mous a.
 1. Of very bad report; having a reputation of the worst kind; held in abhorrence; guilty of something that exposes to infamy; base; notoriously vile; detestable; as, an infamous traitor; an infamous perjurer.
    False errant knight, infamous, and forsworn.   --Spenser.
 2. Causing or producing infamy; deserving detestation; scandalous to the last degree; as, an infamous act; infamous vices; infamous corruption.
 3. Law Branded with infamy by conviction of a crime; as, at common law, an infamous person can not be a witness.
 4. Having a bad name as being the place where an odious crime was committed, or as being associated with something detestable; hence, unlucky; perilous; dangerous. Infamous woods.”
    Infamous hills, and sandy perilous wilds.   --Milton.
 The piny shade
 More infamous by cursed Lycaon made.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Detestable; odious; scandalous; disgraceful; base; vile; shameful; ignominious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having an exceedingly bad reputation; "a notorious
            gangster"; "the tenderloin district was notorious for
            vice" [syn: ill-famed, notorious]