verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- Commerce. below par.
- below the usual list price.
- in low esteem or regard: His excuses were taken at a discount by all who knew him.
- not in demand; unwanted: Such ancient superstitions are at a discount in a civilized society.
Origin of discount
Examples from the Web for discounted
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Police also discounted a story that there was some huge manhunt for whoever sold Hoffman the heroin.Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Mourner’s Playground|Michael Daly|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now it seems that the Middletons are following suit, and getting into the discounted vehicle game.Pippa and The Middletons Face New 'Cashing-In' Allegations|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Unfavorable polls, once discounted as the byproduct of an ambitious agenda, were only getting worse — recently much worse.
That would mean it would likely be discounted because you voted in the wrong precinct without knowing you were doing so.Judge Issues Injunction Against Ohio’s ‘Wrong Precinct’ Election Law|Eliza Shapiro|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even after repeated expeditions had discounted the exuberant optimism of this description, the Englishmen's faith did not wane.Our Foreigners|Samuel P. Orth
The bone-setting and the attendant fever were discounted by his vitality, and his progress toward recovery, was marvelous.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
Charm must never be discounted; it is far rarer than facts, and often does more to lead to truth.Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest|J. Frank Dobie
Against delivery of these documents, the shipper drew a draft upon our bankers, discounted the same, and the matter was settled.Bremen Cotton Exchange|Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
The design engineer was polite enough after that, and Rick discounted the few times when he appeared too curt.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for discounted
verb (dɪsˈkaʊnt, ˈdɪskaʊnt) (mainly tr)
- to deduct (a specified amount or percentage) from the usual price, cost, etc
- to reduce (the regular price, cost, etc) by a stated percentage or amount
- the amount of interest deducted in the purchase or sale of or the loan of money on unmatured negotiable instruments
- the rate of interest deducted
- (in the issue of shares) a percentage deducted from the par value to give a reduced amount payable by subscribers
- the amount by which the par value of something, esp shares, exceeds its market valueCompare premium (def. 3)
- below the regular price
- (of share values) below par
- held in low regard; not sought after or valued
Derived Formsdiscountable, adjectivediscounter, noun
Idioms and Phrases with discounted
see at a discount.