Famous vs. Infamous
Difference Between Famous and Infamous
Having a bad reputation, disreputable; notoriously bad, unpleasant or evil; widely known, especially for something bad.He was an infamous traitor.He was an infamous perjurer.
In the public eye.Some people are only famous within their city.
Causing infamy; disgraceful.This infamous deed tarnishes all involved.
To make famous; to bring renown to.
Subject to a judicial punishment that deprived the infamous person of certain rights; this included a prohibition against holding public office, exercising the franchise, receiving a public pension, serving on a jury, or giving testimony in a court of law.
widely known and esteemed;a famous actora celebrated musiciana famed scientistan illustrious judgea notable historiana renowned painter
having an exceedingly bad reputation;a notorious gangsterthe tenderloin district was notorious for vice