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detraction

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the act of making a person or a thing seem little or unimportant
  • her inevitable detraction of every new idea is annoying to the other club members

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The first known use of detraction was in the 14th century

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“Detraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detraction. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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