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English noun: discredit

1. discredit (state) the state of being held in low esteem


SamplesYour actions will bring discredit to your name.
Because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute.


Synonymsdisrepute


Broader (hypernym)dishonor, dishonour


Narrower (hyponym)infamy


Antonymsreputation, repute


English verb: discredit

1. discredit (cognition) cause to be distrusted or disbelieved


SamplesThe paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside

2. discredit (communication) damage the reputation of


SamplesThis newspaper story discredits the politicians.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to discredit Sue


Synonymsdisgrace


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)belittle, disparage, pick at

3. discredit (cognition) reject as false; refuse to accept


Synonymsdisbelieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)reject


Narrower (hyponym)distrust, doubt, mistrust, suspect


Antonymsbelieve









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