Definition of discreditable in English:

discreditable

Line breaks: dis|cred¦it|able
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈkrɛdɪtəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

Tending to bring harm to a reputation: allegations of discreditable conduct
More example sentences
  • They face possible suspension for discreditable conduct and bringing the Police Service into disrepute.
  • Public assertions of such discreditable conduct threaten reputation and professional livelihood.
  • And there is nothing in there about criminal conduct or discreditable conduct, even in criminal proceedings.
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Derivatives

discreditably

adverb
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  • It is hard to remember a conference speech by a major party leader which did less for public debate and which reflects so discreditably on the person who gave it.
  • Ryan eyed her discreditably, though laughter flickered behind the almost black eyes.
  • He is objective about himself, even when that objectivity is apt to reflect discreditably upon himself.

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