detraction detraction


  1. (n) a petty disparagement
  2. (n) the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander)


  1. No detraction of appreciation is intended of your fine color plates by pointing out that your descriptions were purely secular.
  2. This detraction may not be quite fair, because reductions in clerical personnel might have been achieved even though the Army and Navy had not been reduced.
  3. It could have been left out without any detraction from your story at all.


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  1. "We've certainly had a lot of detractors and I can TOTALLY understand why," said Meloy, laughing. "It's just built for detraction. But it's the stuff I really like."
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: Colin Meloy Source: Washington Post

  2. "The fact remains that despite the difference of opinion on that issue, it has not been a detraction from continuing to progress substantially other dimensions of the bilateral relationship," Crean told reporters during a visit to Tokyo, where...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Simon Crean Source: Reuters

  3. "Now that drilling is so much safer, the main thing is that we don't want to create an eyesore or a detraction from tourism," said Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Oviedo. "You can't see these platforms if they are 12 to 14 miles out. So if it were up to...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Tom Feeney Source: TCPalm

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