Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To damage in reputation; disgrace.
  • transitive v. To cause to be doubted or distrusted.
  • transitive v. To refuse to believe.
  • n. Loss of or damage to one's reputation.
  • n. Lack or loss of trust or belief; doubt.
  • n. Something damaging to one's reputation or stature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved.
  • n. Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things.
  • transitive v. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve.
  • transitive v. To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of.
  • transitive v. To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of credit or good repute; some degree of disgrace or reproach; disesteem: applied to persons or things: as, frauds that bring manufactures into discredit; a transaction much to his discredit.
  • n. Want of belief, trust, or confidence; disbelief: as, his story is received with discredit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. damage the reputation of
  • v. cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
  • n. the state of being held in low esteem
  • v. reject as false; refuse to accept

Etymologies

dis- +‎ credit. (Wiktionary)

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