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discreditable

[ dis-kred-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ dɪsˈkrɛd ɪ tə bəl /
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adjective
bringing or liable to bring discredit.
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Origin of discreditable

First recorded in 1630–40; discredit + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM discreditable

dis·cred·it·a·bil·i·ty, noundis·cred·it·a·bly, adverbun·dis·cred·it·a·ble, adjective
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How to use discreditable in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for discreditable

discreditable
/ (dɪsˈkrɛdɪtəbəl) /

adjective
tending to bring discredit; shameful or unworthy

Derived forms of discreditable

discreditably, adverb
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