What does discredit mean?

Definitions for discredit
dɪsˈkrɛd ɪtdis·cred·it

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word discredit.

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discrditer.]

  2. Discredit(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discrditer.]

  3. Discredit(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discrditer.]

  4. Discredit(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discrditer.]

  5. Discredit(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discrditer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discredit

    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.

How to pronounce discredit?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say discredit in sign language?

  1. discredit


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discredit in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discredit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of discredit in a Sentence

  1. Michael Caster:

    It's absurd to claim Peter was engaged in malicious efforts to attack or discredit China, to purport that Peter was 'planted' in China by foreign forces is part of a trend by Chinese authorities of blaming 'hostile foreign forces' for domestic grievances.

  2. Eddy Vataru:

    We can now discredit the worst outcomes of the virus. The sentiment around the risks around the virus have really changed.

  3. Marc Turi:

    I would say, 100 percent, I was victimized … to somehow discredit me, to throw me under the bus, to do whatever it took to protect their next presidential candidate.

  4. Tulsi Gabbard:

    That's exactly the message that they want to get across to you : that if you stand up against Hillary Clinton and the party power brokers, if you stand up to the rich and powerful elite and the war machine, they will destroy you and discredit your message.

  5. Sheli DeLaney:

    I live alone, I work from home most of the time, I don't have that many people over, and time was short, so I took it to the post office. I figured that would be the most legit choice anyway, in case anyone was going to scrutinize the absentee ballots and try to discredit them.

Images & Illustrations of discredit

  1. discreditdiscreditdiscreditdiscreditdiscredit

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for discredit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • дискредитирамBulgarian
  • descreer, desacreditarSpanish
  • mustamaalata, epäluotettavuus, saattaa huonoon valoon, osoittaa vääräksi, epäuskottavuus, [[huono]] [[maine]]Finnish
  • discréditerFrench
  • des-kredit-izarIdo
  • 信用を落とす, 信用を傷つけるJapanese
  • discreditaRomanian
  • дискредити́ровать, бесче́стить, позо́рить, опозо́рить, обесче́ститьRussian
  • diskrediteraSwedish

Get even more translations for discredit »


Find a translation for the discredit definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these discredit definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "discredit." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 21 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/discredit>.

    Are we missing a good definition for discredit? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for discredit:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.