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discredited, past participle; discredited, past tense; discredits, 3rd person singular present; discrediting, present participle;
  1. Harm the good reputation of (someone or something)
    • - his remarks were taken out of context in an effort to discredit him
    • - a discredited former governor
  2. Cause (an idea or piece of evidence) to seem false or unreliable
    • - recent attempts to discredit evolution
  1. Loss or lack of reputation or respect
    • - they committed crimes that brought discredit upon the administration
  2. A person or thing that is a source of disgrace
    • - the ships were a discredit to the country

  1. cause to be distrusted or disbelieved; "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
  2. disrepute: 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"
  3. damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
  4. disbelieve: reject as false; refuse to accept
  5. (discredited) being unjustly brought into disrepute; "a discredited politician"; "her damaged reputation"
  6. (discredited) suffering shame
  7. The expression discrediting tactics refers to personal attacks both in politics and in court cases.
  8. To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable
  9. (discredited - [explanation]) cryptids who have a body of evidence against their existence.
  10. (v) to harm the reputation of, dishonor or disgrace