Definitions

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

  • adj. Harmful to one's reputation; blameworthy: discreditable behavior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be discredited.
  • adj. Low, mean, bringing discredit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not creditable; injurious to reputation; disgraceful; disreputable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to injure credit or reputation; disreputable; disgraceful.

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

  • adj. tending to bring discredit or disrepute; blameworthy

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Examples

  • Whether creditable or discreditable, that is the fact.

    Three Guineas

  • 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.

    Captain Blood

  • It might be called discreditable enough to move any self-respecting people to shame.

    American Eloquence, Volume 4 Studies In American Political History (1897)

  • And, sir, is that spirit to be charged here, in this hall where we are sitting, as being "discreditable" to our country's name?

    The American Union Speaker

  • 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?

    Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.

  • 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?

    Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.

  • 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.

    Press Gazette Latest News

  • "discreditable" for women to take any interest or any part in political affairs?

    The American Union Speaker

  • 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.

    Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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