Heinous vs Discreditable - What's the difference?

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Heinous is a related term of discreditable.


As adjectives the difference between heinous and discreditable

is that heinous is totally reprehensible while discreditable is able to be discredited.

heinous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Totally reprehensible.
  • I hope they catch the person responsible for that heinous crime.
    The perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice.
    The government denounced the attack as the most heinous of the last decade.
    Political Leaders from around the world have condemned these heinous acts.
    In our public services sorry seems to be the most heinous word.

    Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "heinous" is often applied: crime, act, sin, murder, offence.

    Synonyms

    * (totally reprehensible) abominable, horrible, odious

    discreditable

    English

    Adjective

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