adjective Date: 1640 injurious to reputation ; disgraceful <
discreditable conduct
discreditably adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • discreditable — dis*cred it*a*ble, a. Not creditable; injurious to reputation; disgraceful; disreputable. {Dis*cred it*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discreditable — index arrant (onerous), blameful, blameworthy, calumnious, contemptible, culpable, disgraceful, di …   Law dictionary

  • discreditable — [dis kred′itə bəl] adj. damaging to one s reputation or status; disgraceful discreditably adv …   English World dictionary

  • discreditable — [[t]dɪskre̱dɪtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Discreditable behaviour is not acceptable because people consider it to be shameful and wrong. [FORMAL] She had been suspended from her job for discreditable behaviour. Syn: improper …   English dictionary

  • discreditable — adj. Discreditable is used with these nouns: ↑conduct …   Collocations dictionary

  • discreditable — dis|cred|it|a|ble [dısˈkredıtəbəl] adj formal bad or wrong, and making people lose respect for you or trust in you ▪ discreditable dealings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discreditable — adjective bad or wrong, and making people lose respect for you or trust in you: a discreditable secret discreditably adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • discreditable — discredit ► VERB (discredited, discrediting) 1) harm the good reputation of. 2) cause (an idea or piece of evidence) to seem false or unreliable. ► NOUN ▪ loss or lack of reputation. DERIVATIVES discreditable adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • discreditable — discreditability, n. discreditably, adv. /dis kred i teuh beuhl/, adj. bringing or liable to bring discredit. [1630 40; DISCREDIT + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • discreditable — adjective a) Able to be discredited. b) Low, mean, bringing discredit …   Wiktionary

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