INFAMOUS: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for INFAMOUS?

Need another word that means the same as “infamous”? Find 13 synonyms and 30 related words for “infamous” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Infamous” are: ill-famed, notorious, disreputable, abominable, outrageous, shocking, shameful, disgraceful, dishonourable, discreditable, unworthy, unprincipled, unscrupulous

Infamous as an Adjective

Definitions of "Infamous" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “infamous” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Wicked; abominable.
  • Known widely and usually unfavorably.
  • Known widely and usually unfavorably.
  • (of a person) deprived of all or some citizens' rights as a consequence of conviction for a serious crime.
  • Well known for some bad quality or deed.

Synonyms of "Infamous" as an adjective (13 Words)

abominableVery bad; terrible.
Abominable treatment of prisoners.
discreditableTending to bring harm to a reputation.
His marks were not at all discreditable.
disgraceful(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame.
It is disgraceful that they should be denied unemployment benefits.
dishonourableBringing shame or disgrace on someone or something.
His crimes are petty and dishonourable.
disreputableLacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance.
He was heavy grubby and vaguely disreputable.
ill-famedKnown widely and usually unfavorably.
notoriousKnown widely and usually unfavorably.
The tenderloin district was notorious for vice.
outrageousWildly exaggerated or improbable.
Spends an outrageous amount on entertainment.
shamefulGiving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation- Thackeray.
The wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt.
shockingGiving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation- Thackeray.
I ve got a shocking cold.
unprincipledLacking principles or moral scruples- A.E.Stevenson.
Freedom from coarse unprincipled calumny.
unscrupulousHaving or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
Unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants.
unworthyNot deserving.
Dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy.

Usage Examples of "Infamous" as an adjective

  • The infamous Benedict Arnold.
  • An infamous war criminal.
  • The medical council disqualified him for infamous misconduct.

Associations of "Infamous" (30 Words)

acquisitiveEager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas.
We live in a competitive and acquisitive society.
buccaneerLive like a buccaneer.
The company might be a target for an individual buccaneer seeking power and prestige.
commandeerTake possession of (something) by force.
A nearby house had been commandeered by the army.
corruptCorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.
A backup copy will be needed if the original copy becomes corrupted.
corsairA pirate.
cruelSpoil or ruin (an opportunity or a chance of success.
Cruel tortures.
depredationAn act of plundering and pillaging and marauding.
Protecting grain from the depredations of rats and mice.
discreditableTending to bring harm to a reputation.
His marks were not at all discreditable.
disreputableNot considered to be respectable in character or appearance.
He was heavy grubby and vaguely disreputable.
escapadeAn act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure.
He told of their escapade with a borrowed truck.
flagrant(of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
A flagrant violation of the law.
freebooterSomeone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war.
garnerAcquire or deserve by one’s efforts or actions.
The crop was ready to be reaped and garnered.
hijackAn incident or act of hijacking.
An unsuccessful hijack attempt.
mercilessShowing no mercy.
A merciless attack with a blunt instrument.
notorietyThe state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality.
She has a certain notoriety.
notoriousKnown widely and usually unfavorably.
He was a notorious drinker and womanizer.
persecutorA person who harasses or annoys someone persistently.
He became known as a persecutor of dissidents.
picaresqueRelating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero.
A picaresque hero.
pirateA ship that is manned by pirates.
A pirate radio station.
privateerA commander or crew member of a privateer often regarded as a pirate.
She was captured by a French 44 gun privateer.
ravageThe destructive effects of something.
The ravages of time.
rumorTell or spread rumors.
It was rumored that the next president would be a woman.
sordidInvolving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
A sordid political campaign.
squalidShowing or involving a contemptible lack of moral standards.
The squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal.
swindlerA person who uses deception to deprive someone of money or possessions.
He used his charm to become a small time swindler.
vikingAny of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries.
vileMorally bad; wicked.
Vile smells.
virulent(of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.
Staphylococcus aureus is a common organism whose virulent strains are causing problems.

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