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")

Antonyms of adj discredited

2 senses of discredited

Sense 1
discredited, damaged -- (being unjustly brought into disrepute; "a discredited politician"; "her damaged reputation")

INDIRECT (VIA disreputable) -> reputable -- (having a good reputation; "a reputable business"; "a reputable scientist"; "a reputable wine")

Sense 2
discredited, disgraced, dishonored, shamed -- (suffering shame)

INDIRECT (VIA ashamed) -> unashamed -- (used of persons or their behavior; feeling no shame)

Similarity of adj discredited

2 senses of discredited

Sense 1
discredited, damaged -- (being unjustly brought into disrepute; "a discredited politician"; "her damaged reputation")
       => disreputable (vs. reputable) -- (lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance)

Sense 2
discredited, disgraced, dishonored, shamed -- (suffering shame)
       => ashamed (predicate) (vs. unashamed) -- (feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat")

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