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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (dishonor)
a. disgrace
El empleo de trabajadores esclavos en talleres ilegales es una auténtica infamia.The use of slave workers in illegal workshops is a real disgrace.
b. infamy
No podemos tolerar la infamia de la represión de manifestantes en lugares públicos.We cannot tolerate the infamy of demonstrators being repressed in public places.
c. ignominy
La actriz sufrió la infamia de ser rechazada por su orientación sexual.The actress suffered the ignominy of being rejected because of her sexual orientation.
2. (lie)
a. calumny
Las denuncias de ese hombre contra el expresidente son una total infamia.That man's denunciations against the former president are a total calumny.
b. slur
El joven detenido por agredir a un policía asegura que fue víctima de una infamia.The young man arrested for abusing a policeman claims he was the victim of a slur.
3. (vile deed)
a. crime
Ponerle agua al vino es una auténtica infamia.Mixing wine with water is a real crime.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me parece una infamia que tus hijos te traten así.I think it's disgraceful that your children treat you like that.
¡Eso es una infamia! ¿Cómo vas a delatar a un familiar?That's despicable! How can you inform on a relative?
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (deshonra)
a. infamy, disgrace
2. (mala acción)
a. vile o base deed
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1 (calumnia) calumny; slur
2 (deshonra) disgrace; ignominy
sufrió la infamia de ser declarado culpable he suffered the disgrace o ignominy of being found guilty
3 (canallada) despicable act
engañar a un amigo es una infamia it's despicable to deceive a friend; recalentar el café es una infamia reheating coffee is a crime
4 (carácter infame) infamy
la infamia de sus actos the infamy of his acts
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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