famous or infamous?

Question PersonMany people confuse these two terms. Of course you know that “famous” means well-known, celebrated, having a favorable reputation–one of the base words for famous is “fame”. But many people mistakenly assume that “infamous” means, even more famous; however, infamous is the opposite of famous. If someone is infamous, that person has a negative reputation or is known for bad deeds.

Being “famous” is positive; being “infamous” is negative. Please do not use “infamous” when referring to a person very well known for good reasons.

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