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discredit

dis·cred·it

discredit

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs kre diht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: discredited, discrediting, discredits
definition 1: to harm the reputation of.
His opponent did her best to discredit him by bringing up embarrassing incidents from his past.
synonyms:
dishonor, vilify
antonyms:
glorify, honor
similar words:
abuse, besmirch, debase, defame, degrade, demolish, denigrate, diminish, disgrace, disparage, libel, malign, shame, slander, smear, smirch, tarnish
definition 2: to put in doubt; cause to be distrusted.
similar words:
challenge, disallow, dispute, invalidate, question, refute
definition 3: to refuse to believe.
You should discredit most of this gossip.
synonyms:
disbelieve, dispute
antonyms:
credit
similar words:
challenge, distrust, doubt, question
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack or loss of belief or trust; doubt; distrust.
synonyms:
disbelief, distrust, doubt
similar words:
dubiety, incredulity
definition 2: injury to one's reputation.
synonyms:
dishonor, obloquy, shame
similar words:
calumny, degradation, disfavor, disgrace, disrepute, humiliation, ignominy, opprobrium
definition 3: something that damages one's reputation.
synonyms:
calumny, defamation, dishonor, obloquy, smirch
antonyms:
credit, honor
similar words:
aspersion, blot, disgrace, reproach, slander, slur, stain, stigma
Word Parts
The word discredit contains the following part:
cred, credit Latin root that means believe