discredit

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noun
VERB + DISCREDIT
bring, reflect

By telling lies he brought discredit upon the Army.

Your failure reflects no discredit upon you—you did your best.

bring sth into, do sb (both BrE)

She brought the whole system into discredit.

It does us great discredit to treat foreigners so badly.

PREPOSITION
to sb's discredit

His selfish decision is greatly to his discredit.

discredit to

They were a discredit to their country.

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verb
Discredit is used with these nouns as the object: ↑argument, ↑witness

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  • discrédit — [ diskredi ] n. m. • 1719; de discréditer 1 ♦ Vieilli Diminution, perte du crédit dont jouissait une valeur. Discrédit des assignats. ⇒ baisse. 2 ♦ Mod. Diminution de la confiance, de l estime dont jouissait une personne, une idée. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • discredit — DISCRÉDIT s.n. (Rar) Pierdere sau micşorare a prestigiului, a consideraţiei, a influenţei, a încrederii de care se bucură cineva sau ceva. – Din fr. discrédit. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  DISCRÉDIT s. v. compromitere,… …   Dicționar Român

  • discredit — I noun animadversion, aspersion, attaint, baseness, castigation, censure, condemnation, contumely, criticism, debasement, dedecus, degradation, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval, disbelief, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace,… …   Law dictionary

  • Discredit — Dis*cred it, n. [Cf. F. discr[ e]dit.] 1. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, some degree of dishonor or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discrédit — DISCRÉDIT, s. masc. Diminution, perte de crédit. Les billets d un tel tombent dans le discrédit. Ses lettres de change sont dans le discrédit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • discredit — [v1] blame, detract from blow up*, bring into disrepute, bring to naught, censure, defame, degrade, destroy, disconsider, disesteem, disfavor, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, disprove, explode, expose, frown upon*, knock bottom out of*, mudsling* …   New thesaurus

  • discredit — [dis kred′it] vt. 1. to reject as untrue; disbelieve 2. to be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on [their earlier lies discredit anything they may say] 3. to damage the credit or reputation of; disgrace n. 1. absence or loss of …   English World dictionary

  • Discredit — Dis*cred it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discrediting}.] [Cf. F. discr[ e]diter.] 1. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of credibility;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discredīt — Discredīt, Mangel an Credit od. an Zutrauen. Discreditiren, in schlimmen Ruf bringen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Discredit — Discredit, Mangel an Zutrauen; discreditiren, jemanden um das Zutrauen bringen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • discredit — 1550s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) opposite of + CREDIT (Cf. credit). Related: Discredited; discrediting; discreditable; discreditably …   Etymology dictionary

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