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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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discredit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disbelief, distrust, doubt

  2. discredit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disrepute, dishonor, disgrace, reproach, opprobrium, obloquy, odium, ignominy, ill repute

  3. discredit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disbelieve, give no credit to, place no confidence in, refuse credence to

  4. discredit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, dishonor, bring reproach upon, make disreputable, BLOW UPON, destroy confidence in, bring into disfavor, make distasteful

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discredit(n)

    Synonyms:
    disesteem, disrepute, unpopularity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    disrepute, discrediting, malign, dishonour

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use discredit in a sentence?

  1. Bryant McGill:

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

  2. The ACLU:

    This line of inquiry makes it appear that the (special investigative unit) is looking for ways to discredit Mr. Zambrano based on any problems he may have faced in his past, instead of ascertaining the facts about the officers' knowledge at the time of the shooting.

  3. Sarit Michaeli:

    A super-enormous battle is being waged for the future of our society, what we have here are many years of intense efforts to discredit Israel's human rights community, primarily related to our work exposing human rights violations.

  4. Rachael Denhollander:

    As we were literally in court facing our abuser, MSU was paying a firm to monitor us, the only other person that monitored my social media profiles in an effort to discredit me, was my abuser, Larry Nassar.

  5. Albert S. Herlong Jr.:

    [Communist Goals for America:] - Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” - Control schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. - Soften curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put party line in textbooks. Control student newspapers. - Infiltrate churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion (i.e. “social justice,” “liberation theology”). - Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” - Discredit American culture. - Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and divorce. - Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.


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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