I noun 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, inglonousness, lack of confidence, lack of esteem, loss of belief, loss of credence, loss of credit, loss of repute, mistrust, odium, opprobrium, probrum, reflection, remonstrance, reprehension, reproach, reprobation, repudiation, revilement, scandal, shame, slur, stain, stigma, stricture, taint, tarnish, turpitude associated concepts: discredit a witness II verb 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 III index attaint, bad character, bad repute, brand (stigmatize), cavil, cite (accuse), condemnation (blame), contemn, debase, decry, defame, degradation, demean (make lower), denounce (condemn), deprecate, depreciate, derogate, disaccord, disallow, disapprove (condemn), disavow, disbelieve, discommend, discount (disbelieve), disfavor, disgrace (noun), disgrace (verb), dishonor (shame), dishonor (deprive of honor), disparage, disprove, doubt (suspicion), doubt (distrust), humiliate, ignominy, impeach, impeachability, impugn, incredulity, infamy, lessen, libel, negate, notoriety, obloquy, onus (stigma), opprobrium, pillory, refuse, refute, reject, reproach (noun), reproach (verb), scandal, shame, smear, stain, sully, tarnish, underestimate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To hurt someone’s credibility or reputation; to make an idea, a statement, an individual, or a piece of evidence appear unreliable.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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