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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of discredit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. being brought into disrepute.
  • adj. suffering shame.
  • adj. having been shown to be incorrect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being unjustly brought into disrepute
  • adj. suffering shame


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  • The label "discredited Duke lacrosse accuser" has been attached to Crystal Mangum for nearly four years since North Carolina's top prosecutor determined she'd falsely accused three players of raping her at a party.

    The Seattle Times

  • The national broadcaster said Pahad "rebuked Washington for pursuing what he terms a discredited neo-conservative ideology".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • As part of that effort, Obama is on a six-state swing, arriving in Portland on Wednesday to press his message that GOP victories could thwart his agenda and usher in what he calls discredited policies from the Bush era. - News

  • “The ability to call early elections when incumbents have been discredited is one of the strengths of these kind of systems of government”

    Matthew Yglesias » Resigning in Iceland

  • The ability to call early elections when incumbents have been discredited is one of the strengths of these kind of systems of government, but you may as well use the power to actually avoid America-style “months of drifting aimlessly.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Resigning in Iceland

  • By your same standard, AI ought to be a total misnomer, or the field of study is discredited from the start since it has no definition (a position I do not hold since I accept weak AI).

    Aiguy's Computer

  • It is easy to say McClellan should have spoken up earlier while he was at the White House, but don't you think he would have been squashed in discredited back then?

    Dole to McClellan: You're a 'miserable creature'

  • "My position and function were resisted and undermined, and my name discredited in police circles almost from the inception of the system," Munnik said in a report in a weekend newspaper.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • General Benedict Arnold -- a name discredited in history -- had succeeded in reaching Quebec by the route of the Kennebec and Chaudière rivers -- a route which in early times had been followed by the Abenakis, those firm allies of the Canadians.


  • I do not wish your word discredited before your friends. '

    Autobiography of a Yogi


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