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Definition of "discredit" []

  • To damage in reputation; disgrace. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to be doubted or distrusted. (verb-transitive)
  • To refuse to believe. (verb-transitive)
  • Loss of or damage to one's reputation. (noun)
  • Lack or loss of trust or belief; doubt. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discredit" in a sentence
  • "What I'm really seeking to discredit is a specific component of homodoxy exhibited most notably in monotheism but just as present in polytheist and atheist homodoxies."
  • "The third thing to her discredit was her living in the land of Canaan, whose inhabitants were known to be harsh and evil."
  • "The main reason for the discredit, which is world wide, is, I think, to be found in the fact that a congress of representatives is essentially a group of blind men in a vast, unknown world."