Discreditable vs Contemptuous - What's the difference?

discreditable | contemptuous |


As adjectives the difference between discreditable and contemptuous

is that discreditable is able to be discredited while contemptuous is showing contempt; expressing disdain; showing a lack of respect.

discreditable

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Able to be discredited.
  • Low, mean, bringing discredit.
  • contemptuous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Showing contempt; expressing disdain; showing a lack of respect.
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    Derived terms

    * contemptuously