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  • n  a petty disparagement
  • n  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

  • By sprinkling grains of fact into a cheesecake of innuendo, detraction and plain smut, Confidential creates the illusion of reporting the "lowdown" on celebrities.
  • No detraction of appreciation is intended of your fine color plates by pointing out that your descriptions were purely secular.
  • 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.

  • Colin Meloy in Washington Post
    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."
  • Simon Crean in Reuters
    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...
  • Tom Feeney in TCPalm
    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...

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