Definition of Ill-famed

1. Adjective. Known widely and usually unfavorably. "The infamous Benedict Arnold"

Exact synonyms: Infamous, Notorious
Similar to: Disreputable
Derivative terms: Infamy, Infamy



Definition of Ill-famed

1. Adjective. Having a bad reputation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill-famed

ill-advised
ill-advisedly
ill-affected
ill-begotten
ill-being
ill-boding
ill-bred
ill-breeding
ill-chosen
ill-conceived
ill-considered
ill-defined
ill-disposed
ill-doing
ill-equipped
ill-famed (current term)
ill-fated
ill-fatedly
ill-favored
ill-favoured
ill-favouredness
ill-fed
ill-formed
ill-gotten
ill-gotten gains
ill-humor
ill-humored
ill-humoured
ill-intentioned
ill-judged

Literary usage of Ill-famed

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1. From St. Francis to Dante: Translations from the Chronicle of the Franciscan by George Gordon Coulton (1907)
"Item, the priest of Appeville is ill-famed for drunkenness. Item, we found that the priest of Martigny, ill-famed for incontinence, is non-resident and ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"... without interruption in one stretch through the ill-famed Melville Bay, ... the ill-famed middle ice of Baffin's Bay is to them no moie impenetrable, ..."

3. Hector Berlioz; Selections from His Letters, and Aesthetic, Humorous, and by Hector Berlioz, William Foster Apthorp (1879)
"This one is ill-famed, that other one is famished. This one, at last I am speaking of the theatre of the Folies-Nouvelles, is a coquettish little resort, ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1842)
"... and, as the term goes, " improved 5" and out of it lead some of the smallest and most ill famed streets, even of the modern capital. ..."

5. Proceedings of the General Council (1880)
"This once so ill-famed quarter has become one of the quietest and most orderly parts of our ... It is haunted by the worst part of [his ill famed district. ..."

6. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the (1898)
"... finally going to sea on a privateer, was captured and kept in the ill- famed Dartmoor prison. Roswell Farnham's father established himself in Haverhill, ..."

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