- Adjective. having a bad reputation; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable.
- Adjective. causing infamy; disgraceful.
- Adjective. (archaic) in England / Great Britain, a judicial punishment which 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.