American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Harmful to one's reputation; blameworthy: discreditable behavior.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to injure credit or reputation; disreputable; disgraceful.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not creditable; injurious to reputation; disgraceful; disreputable.
- adj. tending to bring discredit or disrepute; blameworthy.
“Whether creditable or discreditable, that is the fact.”
“But they were not reticent enough to prevent the circulation of certain uneasy rumours and extravagant stories of discreditable adventures -- discreditable, that is, from the buccaneering point of view -- of which Captain Blood had been guilty.”
“It might be called discreditable enough to move any self-respecting people to shame.”
“And, sir, is that spirit to be charged here, in this hall where we are sitting, as being "discreditable" to our country's name?”
“But it manifested the spirit by which they were animated; and, sir, is that spirit to be charged here, in this hall where we are sitting, as being 'discreditable' to our country's name?”
“To go from sacred history to profane, does the gentleman there find it 'discreditable' for women to take any interest or any part in political affairs?”
“Hannan complained the Mirror misrepresented his views, saying that his blog suggested that some of the "discreditable" attacks on President Obama were based on racism but it had not sought to justify those attacks.”
“discreditable" for women to take any interest or any part in political affairs?”
“Mr. Adams immediately entered into a long and animated defence of the right of petition by women; in the course of which he asked "whether women, by petitioning this house in favor of suffering and distress, perform an office 'discreditable' to themselves, to the section of the country where they reside, and to this nation.”
“He also stands charged with two counts of discreditable conduct, for allegedly associating with a man with a minor criminal record for drug possession, and for allegedly referring to a fellow officer using “derogatory and profane language while in the presence of a member of the public,” according to the internal charge.”
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