Discredit Dis*cred"it, n. [Cf. F. discr['e]dit.] 1. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things. [1913 Webster]

It is the duty of every Christian to be concerned for the reputation or discredit his life may bring on his profession. --Rogers.

Syn: Disesteem; disrepute; dishonor; disgrace; ignominy; scandal; disbelief; distrust. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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