detraction

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de·trac·tion

 (dĭ-trăk′shən)
n.
1. The act of detracting or taking away.
2. A derogatory or damaging comment on a person's character or reputation; disparagement: The candidate responded sharply to the long list of detractions concocted by his opponent.

de·trac′tive adj.
de·trac′tive·ly adv.

detraction

(dɪˈtrækʃən)
n
1. a person, thing, circumstance, etc, that detracts
2. the act of discrediting or detracting from another's reputation, esp by slander; disparagement

de•trac•tion

(dɪˈtræk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of disparaging or belittling the reputation or worth of a person, work, etc.
2. something that detracts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detraction - a petty disparagement
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
2.detraction - the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander); "let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"
dispraise, disparagement - the act of speaking contemptuously of

detraction

noun
2. The expression of injurious, malicious statements about someone:
Law: libel.
Translations

detraction

[dɪˈtrækʃən] Ndetracción f

detraction

nBeeinträchtigung f (→ from gen), → Schmälerung f (→ from gen)