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v. de·tract·ed, de·tract·ing, de·tracts
To draw or take away; divert: They could detract little from so solid an argument.
To reduce the value, importance, or quality of something. Often used with from: testimony that only detracts from the strength of the plaintiff's case.
[Middle English detracten, from Latin dētrahere, dētract-, to remove : dē-, de- + trahere, to pull.]
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|Noun||1.||detractor - one who disparages or belittles the worth of something|
backbiter, defamer, libeler, maligner, slanderer, traducer, vilifier - one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
hatemonger - one who arouses hatred for others
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noun slanderer, belittler, disparager, defamer, traducer, muckraker, scandalmonger, denigrator, backbiter, derogator (rare) This performance will silence the majority of his detractors.
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detractor[dɪˈtræktəʳ] N → detractor(a) m/f
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detractor[dɪˈtræktər] n → détracteur/trice m/f
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n → Kritiker(in) m(f)
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detractor[dɪˈtræktəʳ] n → detrattore/trice
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