Student or Learner
Hi there can you please take a look at this:
"That computer is not a viable option as it is far too slow for you. It would almost be infamy of me to sell you this computer."
"The tax reform you are proposing lacks viability as it is far too complex and entails more bureaucracy!"
Are the words viable, infamy and viability used correctly?
Thanks in advance.
So it has to be directed towards a person, whose act is infamous, which you then just call infamy.
It would be infamy for me to do this.
It would be infamously to do this.
Well English sure is tricky ... Always some new word lurking around the corner.
Here is an interesting use: ‪Carry on Cleo - Infamy‬‏ - YouTube
Not a teacher
My dictionary says "infamy" is an abominable act. What happened in Norway over the weekend I would call an infamy.
If you were to sell me a knackered computer, that would be an outrage.
When I read the word "infamy" I always think of Julius Caesar's famous last words:
"Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!"
Well, never mind, carry on.
Perhaps the computer salesman loves hyperbole.
"The Norwegian massacre was an atrocity. The guy's name will live in infamy."
I don't think anyone has called this act an "infamy" (that I recall). It's just not that commonly used that way.