discreditable


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meriting or causing shame or dishonor

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tending to bring discredit or disrepute

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No one will say it is unmanly to be captivated by a woman, or, being captivated, to marry her; and the admiration, the delight, the passion, the wonder, the unbounded confidence, and frantic adoration with which, by degrees, this big warrior got to regard the little Rebecca, were feelings which the ladies at least will pronounce were not altogether discreditable to him.
I admit that I am a spy, and that it is considered a discreditable station--though it must be filled by somebody; but this gentleman is no spy, and why should he so demean himself as to make himself one?"
See now, Socrates, how sad and discreditable are the consequences, both to us and you.
Surely this would have been very discreditable to you."
Much has been blind and discreditable, but the nature of the revolution is not affected by the vices of the revolters; for this is a purely moral force.
"Deuce knows," said Caleb, who never referred the knowledge of discreditable doings to any higher power than the deuce.
or had she only surmised that her adopted daughter was connected in some discreditable manner with the mystery of "Mercy Merrick"?
Edmund Waller (1606-1687), a very wealthy gentleman in public life who played a flatly discreditable part in the Civil War, is most important for his share in shaping the riming pentameter couplet into the smooth pseudo-classical form rendered famous by Dryden and Pope; but his only notable single poems are two Cavalier love-lyrics in stanzas, 'On a Girdle' and 'Go, Lovely Rose.'
Dep Chief Con Richard Lewis said: "We expect our officers to act with honesty, not to engage in discreditable conduct.
In a South Wales Police misconduct hearing, held at the force's headquarters in Bridgend yesterday, deputy chief constable Richard Lewis found the allegations of breaching honesty and integrity standards and of committing discreditable conduct proven.
In his judgement Mr Lewis said: "South Wales Police expects its officers to act with honesty, to act with integrity, and not to engage in conduct which is discreditable and brings the force into disrepute.
Both officers were found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour relating to authority, respect and courtesy, use of force, orders and instructions and discreditable conduct.
PC Luke Stenberg was sacked for discreditable conduct following a misconduct hearing yesterday.
North Wales Police said the case related to allegations of honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct.
PC Coita, attached to theSouth Area Command Unit,was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in respect of 'discreditable conduct', 'honesty and integrity' and 'orders and instructions'.