discredited discredited adj. 1. being brought into disrepute; as, a discredited politician.

Syn: damaged. [WordNet 1.5]

2. suffering shame.

Syn: disgraced, dishonored, shamed. [WordNet 1.5]

3. having been shown to be incorrect; as, a discredited theory or policy. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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