Discredit meaning

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To refuse to believe.

Discredit a story as mere gossip.

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To cause to be doubted or distrusted.

New scientific evidence that discredits earlier theories.

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Lack or loss of trust or belief; doubt.

Evidence that brings the popular notion into discredit.

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To discredit is defined as to cast doubt on the truth of something or someone, or to damage a person's reputation.

When you tell everyone that your professor knows nothing and show evidence to prove it, this is an example of a time where you discredit your professor.

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To damage in reputation; disgrace.

A report on corruption that discredited the mayor.

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Loss of respect or damage to one's reputation.

An incident that brought discredit on the school.

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Something that brings disgrace or distrust.

He is a discredit to his family.

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To reject as untrue; disbelieve.
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To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on.

Their earlier lies discredit anything they may say.

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To damage the credit or reputation of; disgrace.
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Absence or loss of belief or trust; disbelief; doubt.
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Damage to one's reputation; loss of respect or status; disgrace; dishonor.
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Something that causes disgrace or loss of status.
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To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable.

The candidate tried to discredit his opponent.

The evidence would tend to discredit such a theory.

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The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved.

Later accounts have brought the story into discredit.

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

  • dis- +‎ credit.

    From Wiktionary