Definition Of discredit


harm the good reputation of (someone or something).

his remarks were taken out of context in an effort to discredit him

loss or lack of reputation or respect.

they committed crimes that brought discredit upon the administration

Example Of discredit

  • After all, why not attempt to discredit a person's thoughts when you have nothing to go with?

  • After more than two weeks, he surrendered and was put on trial in an effort to discredit him and to deter others who might be tempted to leak government secrets.

  • And if so, then that clearly is the sort of behavior that does bring discredit upon the House and ought to be basis for some action by the Ethics Committee.

  • Another discredit to this ‘empowerment’ argument is that he only wants to sleep with you.

  • Apparently he had no qualms about heaping fresh discredit upon the heavily criticised parliament, which it was his responsibility to sustain.

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