An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (infamous)
a. despicable
Luis es una persona infame con la que hay que tener cuidado.Luis is a despicable person with whom you should be careful.
b. unspeakable
La conducta del taxista fue infame y por eso lo denunciamos.The taxi driver's behavior was unspeakable, and that's why we reported him.
c. vile
Pocas cosas son tan infames como explotar a las personas para obtener beneficios.Few things are as vile as exploiting people for a profit.
2. (very bad)
a. dreadful
Aunque es un excelente comediante, es un músico infame.Although he's an excellent comedian, he's a dreadful musician.
b. awful
Lamentablemente, en las vacaciones nos tocó un tiempo infame.Unfortunately, we had awful weather during our holiday.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (despicable person)
a. villain
El infame intentó atacar al rey con sus armas.The villain tried to attack the king with his weapons.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. vile, base
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(odioso) [+persona] odious; [+tarea] thankless
esto es infame this is monstrous
vile person; villain
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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