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Synonyms for discreditdɪsˈkrɛd ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disrepute, discredit(verb)

    the state of being held in low esteem

    Synonyms:
    disrepute, discredit

  2. discredit(verb)

    cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

    Synonyms:
    disbelieve, disgrace

  3. discredit, disgrace(verb)

    damage the reputation of

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, put down, disbelieve, demean, attaint, dishonor, shame, discredit, dishonour, take down, degrade

  4. disbelieve, discredit(verb)

    reject as false; refuse to accept

    Synonyms:
    disbelieve, discredit, disgrace

Wiktionary

  1. discredit(verb)

    Synonyms:
    tell against, invalidate, demean, disgrace, disprove, dishonour

  2. discredit(verb)

    To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable.

    Synonyms:
    demean, invalidate, disprove, dishonour, tell against, disgrace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discredit

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce, sink

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discredit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disbelief, distrust, doubt

  2. discredit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disrepute, dishonor, disgrace, reproach, opprobrium, obloquy, odium, ignominy, ill repute

  3. discredit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disbelieve, give no credit to, place no confidence in, refuse credence to

  4. discredit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, dishonor, bring reproach upon, make disreputable, BLOW UPON, destroy confidence in, bring into disfavor, make distasteful

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

disrepute, discrediting, malign, dishonour


Translations for discredit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • дискредитирамBulgarian
  • descreer, desacreditarSpanish
  • mustamaalata, epäluotettavuus, saattaa huonoon valoon, osoittaa vääräksi, epäuskottavuus, [[huono]] [[maine]]Finnish
  • discréditerFrench
  • des-kredit-izarIdo
  • 信用を落とす, 信用を傷つけるJapanese
  • discreditaRomanian
  • дискредити́ровать, бесче́стить, позо́рить, опозо́рить, обесче́ститьRussian
  • diskrediteraSwedish

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