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Verb
To harm the good reputation of a person or thing
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“Louvois had not openly taken further steps to discredit her family, but he had dropped a word here, a word there, into the right ears and let the slander spread of its own accord.”
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To demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
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“Experts would easily discredit Giorgio's incredulous claims about ancient aliens building the pyramids.”
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To exercise or express disbelief or doubt
“Leoline was the first to discredit the rumor, the only one who disbelieved.”
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To diminish or take credit from
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To express disapproval of
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To disturb the composure of
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Count against
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To expose or reveal the true nature or character of
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Speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way
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To have doubts or suspicions about
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A (degree of) loss or lack of reputation or respect
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“The use of such dishonest smear tactics reflects discredit upon the House of Representatives and warrants the investigation of your Committee.”
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A person or thing that is a source of disgrace
“His folly and wickedness make him a discredit to his family.”
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Having an air of doubt or suspicion
“The great Victorian matriarch was certainly inclined to blame Bertie for bringing her domestic bliss to an end, which led in due course to the throne's being plunged into discredit.”
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The act of disparaging or belittling
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The state of being skeptical or in disbelief
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A weakness or the quality of being inadequate
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