What does discredit mean?

Definitions for discreditdɪsˈkrɛd ɪt

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

  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

  6. Origin: [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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bryant McGill:

    A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.

  2. President Barack Obama on Wednesday:

    Muslim leaders need to do more to discredit the notion that our nations are determined to suppress Islam.

  3. Norawit Laleng:

    The opposition is trying to make out that she wants to flee abroad in order to discredit her, this is simply not true.

  4. Pope Francis:

    This is a disease of people who seek tirelessly to multiply power only aimed at calumny, and to defame and discredit others.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of discredit

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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

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