Definition of Discredit

1. Noun. The state of being held in low esteem. "Because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute"

Exact synonyms: Disrepute
Specialized synonyms: Infamy
Generic synonyms: Dishonor, Dishonour
Antonyms: Repute

2. Verb. Cause to be distrusted or disbelieved. "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"

3. Verb. Damage the reputation of. "The performance is likely to discredit Sue"; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
Exact synonyms: Disgrace
Generic synonyms: Belittle, Disparage, Pick At
Derivative terms: Disgrace

4. Verb. Reject as false; refuse to accept.
Exact synonyms: Disbelieve
Generic synonyms: Reject
Specialized synonyms: Doubt, Distrust, Mistrust, Suspect
Antonyms: Believe
Derivative terms: Disbeliever

Definition of Discredit

1. n. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.

2. v. t. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.

Definition of Discredit

1. Verb. (transitive) To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discredit

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discredit

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discovering
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discovery
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discovery request
discovery requests
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discredit (current term)
discreditable
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discreetly
discreetness
discreetnesses
discrepance

Literary usage of Discredit

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1822)
"A party will not be permitted to produce general evidence, A party not to to discredit his own witness. "This,' says Mr. J. Buller, own witness. ,. i. ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1848)
"The first commenced "i'h that month in consequence of the discredit of the English houses, growing i« of the revolution. This lasted until March 1st, ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1870)
"... into discredit :— '• In London stands a famous pile, And near that pile an alley, Where merry crowds for riches toil, Court Fortune for her graces ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"... Terray brought that authority into final discredit. It will be seen that the Triumvirate, all things considered, deserved a better reputation than it ..."

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