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
- To disbelieve; give no credit to; not to credit or believe: as, the report is discredited.
- To injure the credit or reputation of; make less esteemed or honored; fail to do credit to.
- To deprive of credibility; destroy confidence in.
- 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 belif, 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
dis- + credit. (Wiktionary)