Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Notorious vs. Infamous

no·to·ri·ous   [noh-tawr-ee-uhs, -tohr-, nuh-] Show IPA
widely and unfavorably known: a notorious gambler.
publicly or generally known, as for a particular trait: a newspaper that is notorious for its sensationalism.

infamous [ˈɪnfəməs]
1. having a bad reputation; notorious
2. causing or deserving a bad reputation; shocking infamous conduct
3. (Law) Criminal law, (formerly)
a. (of a person) deprived of certain rights of citizenship on conviction of certain offences
b. (of a crime or punishment) entailing such deprivation
infamously adv

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