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Noun: discredit  dis'kre-dit
  1. The state of being held in low esteem
    "your actions will bring discredit to your name";
    - disrepute
Verb: discredit  dis'kre-dit
  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";
    - disgrace
     
  3. Reject as false; refuse to accept
    - disbelieve

Derived forms: discredited, discredits, discrediting

Type of: belittle, brush aside, brush off, discount, dishonor [US], dishonour [Brit, Cdn], dismiss, disparage, disregard, ignore, pick at, push aside, reject

Encyclopedia: Discredit