Dis*cred"it (?), n. [Cf. F. discr'edit.]

1.

The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.

2.

Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things.

It is the duty of every Christian to be concerned for the reputation or discredit his life may bring on his profession. Rogers.

Syn. -- Disesteem; disrepute; dishonor; disgrace; ignominy; scandal; disbelief; distrust.

 

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Dis*cred"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discredited; p. pr. & vb. n. Discrediting.] [Cf. F. discr'editer.]

1.

To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.

2.

To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of.

An occasion might be given to the . . . papists of discrediting our common English Bible. Strype.

2.

To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.

He. . . least discredits his travels who returns the same man he went. Sir H. Wotton.

 

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