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detraction

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noun de·trac·tion \di-ˈtrak-shən, dē-\

Definition of detraction

  1. 1 :  a lessening of reputation or esteem especially by envious, malicious, or petty criticism :  belittling, disparagement

  2. 2 :  a taking away <it is no detraction from its dignity or prestige — J. F. Golay>

de·trac·tive play \-ˈtrak-tiv\ adjective
de·trac·tive·ly adverb


Examples of detraction

  1. <her inevitable detraction of every new idea is annoying to the other club members>



14th Century

First Known Use of detraction

14th century


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