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dis kre duht

  • n  the state of being held in low esteem
    your actions will bring discredit to your name
  • v  cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
    The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary
  • v  damage the reputation of
    This newspaper story discredits the politicians
  • v  reject as false; refuse to accept

  • The White House-inspired campaign to discredit President Nixon's chief Watergate accuser, former White House Counsel John Dean, continued last week.
  • While the discrepancies do not, on their own, discredit Clarke's larger arguments, they do raise questions about whether Clarke's eagerness to publicize his story and rip the Bush .
  • Not content to criticize Ford on the legitimate grounds of his callowness and lack of legislative accomplishments, some dredged up his "high yellow" skin color to discredit him .
News & Articles

  • 'Moral Monday' protesters fire back at critics
    Organizers of the so-called, "Moral Monday" protests are firing back at attempts to discredit them.
    June 21, 2013 - ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville
  • Morning Media Mix
    Blame the journalist! "The moment something goes wrong after an interview, the response—publicist-advised or not—is to just discredit the reporter, and that's actually quite disgusting" writes Choire Sicha in a post on The Awl, which criticizes interview subjects for false claiming to have been misquoted. ( The Awl ) Michael Hastings's death is already sparking conspiracy theories. ( NY Mag ...
    June 20, 2013 - The New York Observer
  • Johnathon Banks: I believe you’re going to see the same thing as the last time
    “I don’t consider the last fight with Mitchell an upset,” says heavyweight Johnathon Banks on his shock second round KO win over previously unbeaten Seth Mitchell last November. “For me to say it was an upset would be a discredit to myself. I don’t like upsets in my life.
    June 20, 2013 - Fightnews.com

  • Harry Reid in Times Online
    It's about time someone in the Bush Administration has been held accountable for the campaign to manipulate intelligence and discredit war critics,Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate Leader, said.
  • Andrew Wakefield in BBC News
    As the GMC announced its sanctions, Dr Wakefield said: "Efforts to discredit and silence me through the GMC process have provided a screen to shield the government from exposure on the MMR vaccine scandal."
  • Scott McClellan in USA Today
    Rather than discuss the substance of the book, former and current Bush aides "sought to turn it into a game of 'gotcha,' misrepresenting what I wrote and seeking to discredit me though inaccurate personal attacks," McClellan told the House...

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