Legal Definition and Related Resources of Discredit

Meaning of Discredit

To destroy or impair the credibility of a person . Used in relation to a witness , it means to throw doubts on the correctness or truth of his testimony .

Discredit Alternative Definition

To deprive one of credit or confidence. The impeachment of a witness, as distinguished from a contradiction of his testimony. See “Impeachment.”

Synonyms of Discredit


  • abrogare
  • asperse
  • besmirch
  • brand
  • bring disgrace upon
  • bring into disfavor
  • bring reproach upon
  • cast aspersions on
  • cast shame upon
  • debase
  • decry
  • degrade
  • denigrate
  • deprecate
  • depreciate
  • deprive of credit
  • derogare
  • derogate from
  • discount
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • disparage
  • downgrade
  • hold up to shame
  • impair the reputation of
  • impute shame to
  • injure the credit of
  • involve in shame
  • make distasteful
  • malign
  • reflect dishonor upon
  • reprehend
  • scandalize
  • stain
  • stigmatize
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • Associated Concepts: discredit a witness
  • discredited witness


  • animadversion
  • aspersion
  • attaint
  • baseness
  • castigation
  • censure
  • condemnation
  • contumely
  • criticism
  • debasement
  • dedecus
  • degradation
  • denunciation
  • derogation
  • disapprobation
  • disapproval
  • disbelief
  • disesteem
  • disfavor
  • disgrace
  • dishonor
  • disparagement
  • dispraise
  • disreputability
  • disrepute
  • distrust
  • ignominia
  • ignominy
  • impaired reputation
  • imputation
  • incredulity
  • infamia
  • infamy
  • ingloriousness
  • lack of confidence
  • lack of esteem
  • loss of belief
  • loss of credence
  • loss of credit
  • loss of repute
  • mistrust
  • odium
  • opprobriumprobrum
  • reflection
  • remonstrance
  • reprehension
  • reproach
  • reprobation
  • repudiation
  • revilement
  • scandal
  • shame
  • slur
  • stain
  • stigma
  • stricture
  • taint
  • tarnish
  • turpitude Associated Concepts: discredit a witness

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