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discredit

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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discredit

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of discredit (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to think not to be true or real
  • I discredit the story that the old inn is haunted

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3 to prove to be false
  • the pseudoscience of phrenology has been thoroughly discredited

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The first known use of discredit was in 1548

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“Discredit.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/discredit. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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