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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.
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.
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1. having lost one's reputation: the previous government is now thoroughly discredited.
2. no longer accepted as valid or effective
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|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"
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adjective rejected, exposed, exploded, discarded, obsolete, refuted, debunked, outworn This theory has now been discredited.
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[person, organization] → discrédité(e)
[theory, idea, practice] → discrédité(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj → diskreditiert
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