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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·cred·it /(ˌ)dɪsˈkrɛdət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·cred·it n.
 1. The act of discrediting or disbelieving, or the state of being discredited or disbelieved; as, later accounts have brought the story into discredit.
 2. Hence, some degree of dishonor or disesteem; ill repute; reproach; -- applied to persons or things.
    It is the duty of every Christian to be concerned for the reputation or discredit his life may bring on his profession.   --Rogers.
 Syn: -- Disesteem; disrepute; dishonor; disgrace; ignominy; scandal; disbelief; distrust.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·cred·it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discredited; p. pr. & vb. n. Discrediting.]
 1. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.
 2. To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of.
    An occasion might be given to the . . . papists of discrediting our common English Bible.   --Strype.
 2. To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.
    He. . . least discredits his travels who returns the same man he went.   --Sir H. Wotton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the state of being held in low esteem; "your actions will
          bring discredit to your name"; "because of the scandal
          the school has fallen into disrepute" [syn: disrepute]
          [ant: repute]
      v 1: cause to be distrusted or disbelieved; "The paper
           discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
      2: damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits
         the politicians" [syn: disgrace]
      3: reject as false; refuse to accept [syn: disbelieve] [ant: