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Definitions for discredit
dɪsˈkrɛd ɪtdis·cred·it

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disrepute, discreditverb

    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. discreditverb

    cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

    "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"

  3. discredit, disgraceverb

    damage the reputation of

    "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"

  4. disbelieve, discreditverb

    reject as false; refuse to accept


  1. discreditverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discreditnoun

    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. Discreditnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discrditer.]

  3. Discreditverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discrditer.]

  4. Discreditverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discrditer.]

  5. Discreditverb

    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.

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  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. Triti Parsi:

    But it does fit a long-standing pattern in which proponents of war have engaged in extensive efforts to discredit and silence voices in favor of a diplomatic solution with Iran.

  2. Natalie Portman:

    Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or difficult, if a man says to you that a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him,' What bad thing did you do to her ?' That's a code word. He is trying to discredit her reputation.

  3. Justin Bieber/Instagram:

    The rules are clear one credit card can buy max 4 copies. Anything over that the entire amount gets thrown out, neilsen company checks this and found all our sales were legit because our fans are amazing and bought them. Dont discredit our fan base with false info.

  4. Merrick Garland:

    This entire Chantilly Virginia debacle showed one of the weaknesses of Democratic Party which is focusing on their Trump-hate, the same kind of vitriol that they’ve been attacking Rush with since the beginning of the program … They do n’t rely on facts, they just want to smear and discredit their political opponents rather than engage them and it is starting to backfire.

  5. Corazon Aquino:

    In their continued efforts to discredit you, your critics have proven that they are afraid of your integrity, skill, preparedness for the job.

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

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    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
    • A. descant
    • B. abet
    • C. suffuse
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