discredited


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dis·cred·it

 (dĭs-krĕd′ĭt)
tr.v. dis·cred·it·ed, dis·cred·it·ing, dis·cred·its
1. To damage in reputation; disgrace: a report on corruption that discredited the mayor.
2. To cause to be doubted or distrusted: new scientific evidence that discredits earlier theories.
3. To refuse to believe: discredit a story as mere gossip.
n.
1. Loss of respect or damage to one's reputation: an incident that brought discredit on the school.
2. Lack or loss of trust or belief; doubt: evidence that brings the popular notion into discredit.
3. Something that brings disgrace or distrust: He is a discredit to his family.

discredited

(dɪsˈkrɛdɪtɪd)
adj
1. having lost one's reputation: the previous government is now thoroughly discredited.
2. no longer accepted as valid or effective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discredited - being unjustly brought into disrepute; "a discredited politician"; "her damaged reputation"
disreputable - lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
2.discredited - suffering shame
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"

discredited

adjective rejected, exposed, exploded, discarded, obsolete, refuted, debunked, outworn This theory has now been discredited.
Translations

discredited

[dɪsˈkrɛdɪtɪd] adj
[person, organization] → discrédité(e)
[theory, idea, practice] → discrédité(e)

discredited

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Believe me, love is an overrated passion; it would be irremediably discredited but that young people, and the romancers who live upon their follies, have a perpetual interest in rehabilitating it.
The subjects of foreign powers might suffer from the same cause, and hence the Union be discredited and embroiled by the indiscretion of a single member.
Neither was this rumor wholly discredited, although the wiser class believed the Governor's object somewhat less atrocious.
Gathergold being discredited and thrown into the shade, the man of prophecy was yet to come.
Robert Campbell, formerly of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, descended the Platte from this fork, in skin canoes, thus proving, what had always been discredited, that the river was navigable.
She made no display of her grief in her dress, unless the slight testimonials of a few bright ribbands on the virgin white of her robe could be called such, and the rumour that was at first propagated of their being engaged to each other was discredited, because the traces of sorrow were not particularly visible in the attire of Miss Henley.
His curiosity would have been satisfied had he seen Dan Grady, discredited regimental conspirator, trying to explain to his thirsty comrades in India the non-arrival of funds from New York.
Better a thousand times my conclusions should be discredited than that my dead name should lie across the threshold of the temple of Science--a bar to further inquiry.
She was a visitor, not a chaperon, and a discredited visitor at that.
Having long discredited the old systems of mysticism, he now began to discredit the old appraisements of morality.
He had always admired the high and mighty old lady, who, in spite of having been only Catherine Spicer of Staten Island, with a father mysteriously discredited, and neither money nor position enough to make people forget it, had allied herself with the head of the wealthy Mingott line, married two of her daughters to "foreigners" (an Italian marquis and an English banker), and put the crowning touch to her audacities by building a large house of pale cream-coloured stone (when brown sandstone seemed as much the only wear as a frock-coat in the afternoon) in an inaccessible wilderness near the Central Park.
Here, surrounded by a handful of the faithful, the hekkador of the ancient faith, who had once been served by millions of vassals and dependents, dispensed the spiritual words among the half dozen nations of Barsoom that still clung tenaciously to their false and discredited religion.