Dishonorable vs Infamous - What's the difference?

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Dishonorable is a related term of infamous.


As adjectives the difference between dishonorable and infamous

is that dishonorable is without honor, or causing dishonor while infamous is having a bad reputation, disreputable; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable; widely known, especially for something bad.

dishonorable

English

Alternative forms

* dishonourable

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Without honor, or causing dishonor
  • Lacking respect or ethical principles
  • Derived terms

    * dishonorable discharge English words with consonant pseudo-digraphs

    infamous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • having a bad reputation, disreputable; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable; widely known, especially for something bad
  • He was an infamous traitor.
    He was an infamous perjurer.
  • causing infamy; disgraceful
  • This infamous deed tarnishes all involved.
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * infamously * infamousness * infamy

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary