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Definition of Discredit


  1. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.
  2. Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things.
  3. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.
  4. To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of.
  5. To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.

Discredit Quotations

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

My goal has always been not to look forward to the next thing, but to relish and celebrate the successes I have at the moment. Whether it's landing a part in a student film or having a good day in acting class, I never discredit anything.
Dianna Agron

What's so crazy is when you give interviews to reporters that don't really care too much for you, basically what they're going to do is write what they want to write and discredit you. They're going to write and say what they want to say, no matter what you tell them.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

If, on occasion, the knowledge brought by science leads to an unhappy end, this is not to the discredit of science but is rather an indication of an imperfect ability to use wisely the gifts placed within our hands.
Polykarp Kusch

For me, I'm just trying to be the best at what I do. I'll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I'm not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven't had the opportunity.
Chad Hugo
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Discredit Translations

discredit in German is Verruf
discredit in Norwegian is vanry, avvise
discredit in Swedish is betvivla, skam, vanheder
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