1. [ noun ] the state of being held in low esteem
Synonyms: disrepute

"your actions will bring discredit to your name" "because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute"

Related terms: repute dishonor infamy
2. [ verb ] cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

"The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"

Related terms: dismiss disrepute
3. [ verb ] damage the reputation of
Synonyms: disgrace

"This newspaper story discredits the politicians"

Related terms: disparage shame
4. [ verb ] reject as false; refuse to accept
Synonyms: disbelieve
Related terms: believe reject doubt distrust suspect disbeliever
Similar spelling:   discredited