detraction(redirected from detractively)
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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.
1. a person, thing, circumstance, etc, that detracts
2. the act of discrediting or detracting from another's reputation, esp by slander; disparagement
1. the act of disparaging or belittling the reputation or worth of a person, work, etc.
2. something that detracts.
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|Noun||1.||detraction - a petty 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 - the act of speaking contemptuously of
1. The act or an instance of belittling: