Discredit Definition

dĭs-krĕdĭt
discredited, discrediting, discredits
verb
discredited, discrediting, discredits
To reject as untrue; disbelieve.
Webster's New World
To damage the credit or reputation of; disgrace.
Webster's New World
To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on.
Their earlier lies discredit anything they may say.
Webster's New World
To cause to be doubted or distrusted.
New scientific evidence that discredits earlier theories.
American Heritage
To refuse to believe.
Discredit a story as mere gossip.
American Heritage
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noun
discredits
Absence or loss of belief or trust; disbelief; doubt.
Webster's New World
Damage to one's reputation; loss of respect or status; disgrace; dishonor.
Webster's New World
Something that causes disgrace or loss of status.
Webster's New World
The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved.
Later accounts have brought the story into discredit.
Wiktionary

A degree of dishonour or disesteem; ill repute; reproach.

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Origin of Discredit

  • dis- +‎ credit.

    From Wiktionary

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