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English definition of “discredit”

discredit

noun [U]     /dɪˈskred.ɪt/ formal
loss of respect for or belief in someone or something: The stupid behaviour of one pupil has brought discredit on the whole school. To her discredit, she never admitted her role in the scandal.Humiliating and degrading
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