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