the state of being held in low esteem
"your actions will bring discredit to your name"; "because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute"
cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
"The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
damage the reputation of
"This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
reject as false; refuse to accept
To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable.
the act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit
hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things
to refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited
to deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of
to deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace
Origin: [Cf. F. discrditer.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-kred′it, n. want of credit: bad credit: ill-repute: disgrace.—v.t. to refuse credit to, or belief in: to deprive of credibility: to deprive of credit: to disgrace.—adj. Discred′itable, not creditable: disgraceful.—adv. Discred′itably.
The numerical value of discredit in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of discredit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
Muslim leaders need to do more to discredit the notion that our nations are determined to suppress Islam.
The opposition is trying to make out that she wants to flee abroad in order to discredit her, this is simply not true.
This is a disease of people who seek tirelessly to multiply power only aimed at calumny, and to defame and discredit others.
Universities are of course hostile to geniuses, which, seeing and using ways of their own, discredit the routine as churches and monasteries persecute youthful saints.
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- descreer, desacreditarSpanish
- mustamaalata, epäluotettavuus, saattaa huonoon valoon, osoittaa vääräksi, epäuskottavuus, [[huono]] [[maine]]Finnish
- 信用を落とす, 信用を傷つけるJapanese
- дискредити́ровать, бесче́стить, позо́рить, опозо́рить, обесче́ститьRussian
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