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discredit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of discredit

  1. the state of having lost the esteem of others <to his everlasting discredit, the coach was found to have placed bets against his own team> Synonyms disgrace, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shameRelated Words scandal; contempt, despite, disdain, scorn; deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor; abasement, debasement, debasing, degradation, dust, humbling, humiliation; blot, brand, shadow, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms admiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, reputeAntonyms esteem, honor, respect




discredit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discredit

  1. 1 to reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes <attempted to discredit her political opponents by deliberately spreading false rumors> Synonyms abase, chasten, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, humble, disgrace, dishonor, foul, humiliate, lower, shame, sink, smirch, take downRelated Words abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle; belittle, castigate, criticize, cry down, decry, depreciate, detract, diminish, discount, disparage, minimize, put down, ridicule, write off; bad-mouth, defame, defile, libel, malign, slander; affront, insult; censure, condemn, damn, denounce, execrate, reprehend, reprobateNear Antonyms acclaim, applaud, boast, celebrate, cheer, cite, commend, compliment, congratulate, decorate, eulogize, extol (also extoll), fete (or fête), hail, honor, laud, praise, salute, tout; acknowledge, recognize; highlight, play up, spotlight; dignify, ennoble, enshrine, ensky, enthrone, glorify, magnify; advance, boost, lift, promote, raise, upgrade, uplift; idealize, romanticizeAntonyms aggrandize, canonize, deify, elevate, exalt

  2. 2 to think not to be true or real <I discredit the story that the old inn is haunted> Synonyms disbelieve, negateRelated Words deny, reject, repudiate; distrust, doubt, mistrust, suspect; debunk, disprove, refute; deride, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scoff (at)Near Antonyms trustAntonyms accept, believe, credit, swallow

  3. 3 to prove to be false <the pseudoscience of phrenology has been thoroughly discredited> Synonyms belie, confound, confute, debunk, disconfirm, disprove, falsify, rebut, refute, shoot downRelated Words overthrow, overturn; challenge, contest, query, question; doubt, mistrust; debate, discuss, hash (over), moot, talk overNear Antonyms document, evidence, evince, record, show, support, witness; back (up), buttress, corroborate, substantiate; adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify; demonstrate, display, illustrate, manifestAntonyms confirm, establish, prove, validate, verify





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