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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.
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Discredit Translations

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