Definition for DIS-CRED'IT

DIS-CRED'IT, v.t. [Fr. decrediter; de, des, dis, and credit.]

  1. To disbelieve; to give no credit to; not to credit or believe; as, the report is discredited.
  2. To deprive of credit or good reputation; to make less reputable or honorable; to bring into disesteem; to bring into some degree of disgrace, or into disrepute. He least discredits his travels, who returns the same man he went. – Wotton. Our virtues will be often discredited with the appearance of evil. – Rogers.
  3. To deprive of credibility. – Shak.

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