discredit

All Verb Noun
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  • It would bring discredit upon the whole army to touch these prisoners of war. Cited from The Young Franc Tireurs, by G. A. Henty
  • However, he also tells them that he is from the future, which discredits his story.
  • It does him no discredit with persons who understand its source. Cited from Benjamin Franklin, by John Torrey Morse, Jr
  • He claimed to have discovered two new elements (later discredited) using this method.
  • In addition, individuals may discredit information that does not support their views.
  • He drew from his medical training to discredit popular ideas about differences among the races.
  • Many of them gave him bad business advice to discredit him and make him lose his fortune.
  • His countenance told me that I need have no fear of his doing me discredit. Cited from Hurricane Hurry, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Other scholars have since joined in and today the theory is largely discredited.
  • He discredits what I say too because I do not make reference to source materials. Cited from The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918, by Various
  • This action of the government was intended to discredit the whole movement.
  • In this he entirely failed, and he returned home completely discredited.
  • Then, at such times, I would find myself discrediting her story. Cited from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, by Sax Rohmer
  • The world knows they are your enemies, and discredits what they say. Cited from Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers by Brisbane
  • Politicians and the public relations industry attempted to discredit him when he tried to speak out.
  • Finance had thus discredited one historical party; it had broken up the other. Cited from The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3), by John Morley
  • His father felt assured, as he looked at him, that he would never bring discredit on his name. Cited from Erling the Bold, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The conference failed to stop the war and was largely discredited in the American press.
  • He surrounded himself by greatly discredited members of his father's royal counsel.
  • He found himself discrediting one feature at least of the man's confession. Cited from Quill's Window, by George Barr McCutcheon
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Meaning of discredit

  • verb Cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
    The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary
  • verb Damage the reputation of
    This newspaper story discredits the politicians