Definitions for discreditdɪsˈkrɛd ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•cred•itdɪsˈkrɛd ɪt(v.t.)

  1. to injure the credit or reputation of; defame.

  2. to destroy confidence in the reliability of.

  3. to give no credence to:

    to discredit a witness.

  4. (n.)loss or lack of belief or confidence; distrust.

  5. disrepute.

  6. something that damages a good reputation.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disrepute, discredit(verb)

    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"

  2. discredit(verb)

    cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

    "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"

  3. discredit, disgrace(verb)

    damage the reputation of

    "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"

  4. disbelieve, discredit(verb)

    reject as false; refuse to accept


  1. discredit(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discredit(noun)

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

  2. Discredit(noun)

    hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things

  3. Discredit(verb)

    to refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited

  4. Discredit(verb)

    to deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of

  5. Discredit(verb)

    to deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace

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to show (a story etc) to be false.

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