browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
discredit

more about discredit

discredit


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discredit  \Dis*cred"it\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  discr['e]dit.] 
  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 
 
  It  is  the  duty  of  every  Christian  to  be  concerned 
  for  the  reputation  or  discredit  his  life  may  bring 
  on  his  profession.  --Rogers. 
 
  Syn:  Disesteem;  disrepute;  dishonor;  disgrace;  ignominy; 
  scandal;  disbelief;  distrust. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discredit  \Dis*cred"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Discredited};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Discrediting}.]  [Cf.  F.  discr['e]diter.] 
  1.  To  refuse  credence  to  not  to  accept  as  true;  to 
  disbelieve;  as  the  report  is  discredited. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  credibility;  to  destroy  confidence  or  trust 
  in  to  cause  disbelief  in  the  accuracy  or  authority  of 
 
  An  occasion  might  be  given  to  the  .  .  .  papists  of 
  discrediting  our  common  English  Bible.  --Strype. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  credit  or  good  repute;  to  bring  reproach 
  upon  to  make  less  reputable;  to  disgrace. 
 
  He  .  .  least  discredits  his  travels  who  returns  the 
  same  man  he  went  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discredit 
  n  :  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"  [syn:  {disrepute}] 
  [ant:  {repute}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  distrusted  or  disbelieved;  "The  paper 
  discredited  the  politician  with  its  nasty  commentary" 
  2:  damage  the  reputation  of  "This  newspaper  story  discredits 
  the  politicians"  [syn:  {disgrace}] 
  3:  reject  as  false;  refuse  to  accept  [syn:  {disbelieve}]  [ant: 
  {believe}] 




more about discredit