discreditable

  • 1 discreditable — dis*cred it*a*ble, a. Not creditable; injurious to reputation; disgraceful; disreputable. {Dis*cred it*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 discreditable — index arrant (onerous), blameful, blameworthy, calumnious, contemptible, culpable, disgraceful, di …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 discreditable — [dis kred′itə bəl] adj. damaging to one s reputation or status; disgraceful discreditably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 discreditable — [[t]dɪskre̱dɪtəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Discreditable behaviour is not acceptable because people consider it to be shameful and wrong. [FORMAL] She had been suspended from her job for discreditable behaviour. Syn: improper …

    English dictionary

  • 5 discreditable — adjective Date: 1640 injurious to reputation ; disgraceful < discreditable conduct > • discreditably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 discreditable — adj. Discreditable is used with these nouns: ↑conduct …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7 discreditable — dis|cred|it|a|ble [dısˈkredıtəbəl] adj formal bad or wrong, and making people lose respect for you or trust in you ▪ discreditable dealings …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 discreditable — adjective bad or wrong, and making people lose respect for you or trust in you: a discreditable secret discreditably adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 discreditable — discredit ► VERB (discredited, discrediting) 1) harm the good reputation of. 2) cause (an idea or piece of evidence) to seem false or unreliable. ► NOUN ▪ loss or lack of reputation. DERIVATIVES discreditable adjective …

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  • 10 discreditable — discreditability, n. discreditably, adv. /dis kred i teuh beuhl/, adj. bringing or liable to bring discredit. [1630 40; DISCREDIT + ABLE] * * * …

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  • 11 discreditable — adjective a) Able to be discredited. b) Low, mean, bringing discredit …

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  • 12 discreditable — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Meriting or causing shame or dishonor: disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, opprobrious, shameful. See RESPECT …

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  • 13 discreditable — dis|cred|it|a|ble [ dıs kredıtəbl ] adjective FORMAL damaging someone s reputation …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 discreditable — dis cred·it·a·ble || tÉ™bl adj. causing discredit …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 discreditable — adjective tending to bring harm to a reputation. Derivatives discreditably adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 discreditable — a. Disgraceful, disreputable …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 discreditable — adj 1. blameworthy, blamable, culpable, censurable, chargeable, accusable, impeachable, imputable; undutiful, delinquent, negligent; improper, unseemly, unbecoming, unworthy, objectionable, uncommendable, reprovable, peccable, illaudable. 2.… …

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  • 18 discreditable — dis·creditable …

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  • 19 discreditable — UK [dɪsˈkredɪtəb(ə)l] / US adjective formal damaging someone s reputation …

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  • 20 discreditable — dis•cred•it•a•ble [[t]dɪsˈkrɛd ɪ tə bəl[/t]] adj. bringing or liable to bring discredit • Etymology: 1630–40 dis•cred it•a•bil′i•ty, n. dis•cred′it•a•bly, adv …

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