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Definition of discredit:

  1. Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; - applied to persons or things.
  2. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.
  3. To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of.
  4. To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.
  5. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.

Synonyms:

debunk, explode, abase, puncture, disrepute, rebut, put down, humiliate, cast down, sink, deflate, reduce, disbelieve, disgrace, confute, affirm, take down, depress, belief, refute, lower, attaint, disprove, bring low, degrade, debase, belie, respect, value, humble, dishonour, deflate, demean, shoot down.

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