notorious, infamous
Both words refer to fame achieved by means that are disapproved of, but notorious stresses the fame achieved whereas infamous is more concerned with the nature of the act:

• A notorious property developer…was spooning sago pudding into his face —D. Jordan, 1973

• The scene of one of Drachenfels' most infamous atrocities, this chamber has been shunned by most of the few who have penetrated the Castle —C. Sargent, 1992.

Modern English usage. 2014.


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  • Infamous — In fa*mous, a. [Pref. in not + famous: cf. L. infamis. See {Infamy}.] [1913 Webster] 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infamous — Entwickler Sucker Punch Productions Publisher …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • InFAMOUS 2 — Desarrolladora(s) Sucker Punch Productions Distribuidora(s) Sony Computer Entertainment Plataforma(s) PlayStation 3 Gé …   Wikipedia Español

  • InFAMOUS — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Infamous. inFamous Éditeu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Infamous — may refer to: * Infamous (film), a 2006 film * Infamous Mobb, Queens rap group * The Infamous , a 1995 album by Mobb Deep * DJ Infamous, a record producer and former world champion DJ * inFamous (video game) , a PlayStation 3 exclusive video game …   Wikipedia

  • inFamous 2 — Éditeur Sony Computer Entertainment Développeur Sucker Punch …   Wikipédia en Français

  • infamous — in·fa·mous / in fə məs/ adj: of, relating to, or being a crime punishable by imprisonment (as a year or more in a penitentiary) that can lead to loss of rights and privileges upon conviction; also: convicted of such a crime Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • infamous — late 14c., from M.L. infamosus, from L. in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + famosus celebrated (see FAMOUS (Cf. famous)). Meaning influenced by L. infamis of ill fame (see INFAMY (Cf. infamy)). As a legal term …   Etymology dictionary

  • infamous — nefarious, flagitious, iniquitous, *vicious, villainous, corrupt, degenerate Analogous words: ignominious, disgraceful, disreputable, shameful (see corresponding nouns at DISGRACE) Antonyms: illustrious Contrasted words: glorious, *splendid,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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