|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|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|
"This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
|Related terms:||disparage shame|
|4.||[ verb ] reject as false; refuse to accept|
|Related terms:||believe reject doubt distrust suspect disbeliever|