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"
cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
"The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
damage the reputation of
"This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
reject as false; refuse to accept
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.
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How to use discredit in a sentence?
Any assertion that Mr. Trump doesn't take his civic responsibilities seriously is absolutely false and only being used as an attempt to discredit his stellar reputation.
This is a disease of people who seek tirelessly to multiply power only aimed at calumny, and to defame and discredit others.
In their continued efforts to discredit you, your critics have proven that they are afraid of your integrity, skill, preparedness for the job.
What I appreciate in Ryder’s response is that Winona Ryder states Winona Ryder is speaking from Winona Ryder own experience. I don’t know what happened in Johnny Depp’s relationships with Winona Ryder and Amber Heard, but I can speak to our experiences at Safe Horizon, and Safe Horizon’s absolutely possible that an abuser did not have a known history of abuse or did not abuse a past partner, but then went on to become abusive to a different spouse. What is really important to remember is that we don’t discredit someone’s allegations of abuse just because a former partner said ‘ that did n’t happen to me. ’ Safe Horizon’s within the realm of possibilities that both individuals are telling the truth.
Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Joshua Duggar family. ... He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story.
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- descreer, desacreditarSpanish
- mustamaalata, epäluotettavuus, saattaa huonoon valoon, osoittaa vääräksi, epäuskottavuus, [[huono]] [[maine]]Finnish
- 信用を落とす, 信用を傷つけるJapanese
- дискредити́ровать, бесче́стить, позо́рить, опозо́рить, обесче́ститьRussian
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