What does the word infamous mean?

Usage examples for infamous

  1. I cannot say whether I have made myself famous, or infamous. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. By his confidence he has honoured the men of all nations, who were insulted by the infamous office to which they were invited: he has shown himself temperate, generous, a protector, even toward those who had devoted his head to destruction. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  3. He then discharged himself in language as if I had been a street beggar, or the most infamous of creatures. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon