infamous

Word family noun fame adjective famed famous infamous adverb famously infamously
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinfamousin‧fa‧mous /ˈɪnfəməs/ ●○○ adjective FAMOUSBAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONSwell known for being bad or evil an infamous killer Los Angeles’ infamous smoginfamous for This area is infamous for drugs and prostitution.see thesaurus at famousinfamously adverb
Examples from the Corpus
infamousan infamous crimeinfamous killerThe night club is named after New Orleans' infamous red light district.He was a member of the regime's infamous secret police.
Origin infamous (1300-1400) Latin infamis, from fama; FAME