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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 of discredit disgrace, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shameWords Related to discredit 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 of discredit admiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, reputeAntonyms of discredit 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 of discredit abase, chasten, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, humble, disgrace, dishonor, foul, humiliate, lower, shame, sink, smirch, take downWords Related to discredit 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 of discredit 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 of discredit 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 of discredit disbelieve, negateWords Related to discredit deny, reject, repudiate; distrust, doubt, mistrust, suspect; debunk, disprove, refute; deride, pooh-pooh (also pooh), scoff (at)Near Antonyms of discredit trustAntonyms of discredit accept, believe, credit, swallow

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



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