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Synonyms for discredit
dɪsˈkrɛd ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disrepute, discredit(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    disrepute

  2. discredit(verb)

    cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

    "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"

    Synonyms:
    disbelieve, disgrace

  3. discredit, disgrace(verb)

    damage the reputation of

    "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, put down, disbelieve, demean, attaint, dishonor, shame, dishonour, take down, degrade

  4. disbelieve, discredit(verb)

    reject as false; refuse to accept

    Synonyms:
    disbelieve, disgrace

Wiktionary

  1. discredit(verb)

    Synonyms:
    tell against, invalidate, demean, disgrace, disprove, dishonour

  2. discredit(verb)

    To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable.

    Synonyms:
    demean, invalidate, disprove, dishonour, tell against, disgrace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discredit

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce, sink

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discredit(n)

    Synonyms:
    disesteem, disrepute, unpopularity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "discredit":

    disrepute, discrediting, malign, dishonour

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8184shame
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#26615disgrace
#28860degrade
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#36900discredit
#47884depress
#50911disprove
#59800dishonor
#63083humiliate
#72172malign
#82650disbelieve
#86679demean
#89194disrepute
#92722dishonour
#102723discrediting
#162847debase
#205592abase

How to use discredit in a sentence?

  1. Peter Wehner:

    Donald Trump's doing so much to discredit the Christian witness.

  2. Homeland Security Jeh Johnson:

    Like many others I was appalled by the episode reflected in the Inspector General's report, which brought real discredit to the Secret Service.

  3. Corazon Aquino:

    In their continued efforts to discredit you, your critics have proven that they are afraid of your integrity, skill, preparedness for the job.

  4. Michael Rea:

    So what Romans 13 might invite us to do is just ask what God might be doing with some particular leader, in the case of Donald Trump, I am tempted to say God might have been working to discredit the forces in evangelicalism that contributed so much to his being elected.

  5. Mike Huckabee:

    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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Translations for discredit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • дискредитирамBulgarian
  • descreer, desacreditarSpanish
  • mustamaalata, epäluotettavuus, saattaa huonoon valoon, osoittaa vääräksi, epäuskottavuus, [[huono]] [[maine]]Finnish
  • discréditerFrench
  • des-kredit-izarIdo
  • 信用を落とす, 信用を傷つけるJapanese
  • discreditaRomanian
  • дискредити́ровать, бесче́стить, позо́рить, опозо́рить, обесче́ститьRussian
  • diskrediteraSwedish

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    • B. blandish
    • C. belittle
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