Pronunciation: (in'fu-mus), [key]
1. having an extremely bad reputation: an infamous city.
2. deserving of or causing an evil reputation; shamefully malign; detestable: an infamous deed.
a. deprived of certain rights as a citizen, as a consequence of conviction of certain offenses.
b. of or pertaining to offenses involving such deprivation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.