Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun discredit

1 sense of discredit

Sense 1
disrepute, discredit -- (the state of being held in low esteem; "your actions will bring discredit to your name"; "because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute")
       => dishonor, dishonour -- (a state of shame or disgrace; "he was resigned to a life of dishonor")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb discredit

3 senses of discredit

Sense 1
discredit -- (cause to be distrusted or disbelieved; "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary")
       => dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore -- (bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances")

Sense 2
discredit, disgrace -- (damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians")
       => disparage, belittle, pick at -- (express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts")

Sense 3
disbelieve, discredit -- (reject as false; refuse to accept)
       => reject -- (refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper")

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