n.1.One who discredits.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They were clearly interested in rehabilitating him as a pious Catholic as part of the Kulturkampf of their own era; thus Heine--more so than Varnhagen von Ense--appears as an opponent and discreditor of Brentano.
Several different versions of the discreditor's argument are addressed, the most plausible of which appears to be the following: where a belief (i) is not arrived at through a reliable method or (ii) is associated with a prescientific worldview or (iii) is not empirically testable, that belief probably has no positive epistemic explanation and hence is probably false (p.
Columnist desperate Dan O'Neill is one of the most ardent discreditors of the Christian faith.