refuse credence

refuse credence
index disavow, disbelieve, disown (deny the validity), impugn

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  • disbelieve — I verb be doubtful, be incredulous, be skeptical, be unconvinced, challenge, consider implausible, consider not to be true, consider unproven, consider untrue, discredit, dispute, distrust, doubt, give no credence to, give no credit to, harbor… …   Law dictionary

  • disavow — I verb abnegate, back down, back out, call back, declare not to be true, decline, deny, deny absolutely, deny connection with, deny emphatically, deny entirely, deny peremptorily, deny responsibility for, deny wholly, diffiteri, disaffirm,… …   Law dictionary

  • disown — I (deny the validity) verb abjure, abnegate, affirm the contrary, annul, call in question, challenge, confute, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, countermand, demur, deny, deny absolutely, deny peremptorily, deny the possibility, deny… …   Law dictionary

  • discredit — I. n. 1. Doubt, question, loss of credit or credence. 2. Disrepute, dishonor, disgrace, reproach, opprobrium, obloquy, odium, ignominy, ill repute. II. v. a. 1. Disbelieve, give no credit to, place no confidence in, refuse credence to, question,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • discredit — v 1. detract, degrade, censure, reproach, make disreputable, bring into disfavor, injure or impair the credit or reputation of, tear down; disparage, decry, demean, deprecate, deflate, devaluate, depreciate, belittle; defame, slur, asperse,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Discredit — Dis*cred it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discrediting}.] [Cf. F. discr[ e]diter.] 1. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of credibility;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discredited — Discredit Dis*cred it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discrediting}.] [Cf. F. discr[ e]diter.] 1. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discrediting — Discredit Dis*cred it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discredited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discrediting}.] [Cf. F. discr[ e]diter.] 1. To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scapular — • The most important part, of the habit of the monastic orders Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Scapular     Scapular     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • impugn — I verb assail, assail by argument, attack, attack by words, be skeptical, call in question, cast doubt, cast reflection upon, challenge as false, confute, contest, contradict, controvert, criticize, denounce, disbelieve, discredit, disprove,… …   Law dictionary

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