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.
adj 1: being unjustly brought into disrepute; "a discredited
politician"; "her damaged reputation" [syn: damaged]
2: suffering shame [syn: disgraced, dishonored, shamed]