Part of speech:
An expression of blame or reproof
Damage to or loss of reputation.
To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
To treat in a disrespectful or demeaning manner.
To bring into disrepute
To ask questions.
To have no trust, faith, or confidence in; doubt; suspect
Responsibility for a fault or wrong
The state of being in disfavor, as because of bad conduct
To make seem less important; belittle; disparage
To prove to be false or in error; refute; confute
(Archaic) To hesitate
To spread false or damaging charges against; slander
The definition of belittle means to speak about someone or something in a way to make it seem less important.
To spoil the appearance of.
To condemn as wrong or reprehensible:
To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
2013 June 7, Gary Younge, “Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 18:
To cause to feel shame; make ashamed
To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
To damage someone's reputation by slandering, misrepresenting, or otherwise making false accusations about an individual, their statements, or their actions.
To consider (a person) guilty without proof:
To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
To give credit to or deserved commendation for
To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.
To express approval of; praise
To worship (a deity)
To have faith, confidence, or trust:
(Intransitive) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
(Economics) To reduce the amount or availability of (currency or credit), effecting a decline in prices.
To increase suddenly, sharply, and without control:
To reduce or put an end to, as if by a puncture
To contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate
To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
Loss of or damage to one's reputation
The state of being humiliated or disgraced; shame.
The condition of disgrace suffered as a result of abuse or vilification; ill repute.
Hatred or distaste for, accompanied by contempt or disgust.
Scornful reproach or contempt:
A withholding or lack of belief, esp. in religion or in certain religious doctrines
To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem or admire:
To give no credence to
A good reputation:
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