detractor : Definition, Usages, News and More

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dee trak ter

  • n  one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

  • Just this week in fact, PTIs book critic wrote a pained reflection about a detractor who had dubbed him "the Uwe Boll of the book reviewing world.
  • He vehemently denied every accusation and filed a $75,000 libel action against his detractor.
  • During a November, 2007 visit to protesting fishermen in Britany, Sarkozy was reduced to furiously babbling as he sought to call a detractor out to insult him face to face.
News & Articles

  • HOROSCOPE for Friday, 6/28/13 by Christopher Renstrom
    HOROSCOPE for Friday, 6/28/13 by Christopher Renstrom ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): Evidently you passed some sort of unknown test because a critic is singing your praises. A detractor is now a supporter. Whether you like that or not remains to be seen.
    June 28, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

  • Shane Lee in Sydney Morning Herald
    The big detractor was net exports, mainly due to imports of capital goods. But exports are expected to pick up as the global economy recovers,said Shane Lee, senior economist with ANZ Bank.
  • Mark Herrmann in
    When legends play the game before you, it can be a great motivator or a detractor,Herrmann said. "There are a number of schools around that have had a great legacy of quarterbacks. But as the years go on, the list grows here. There is...
  • Chris Gregoire in Politicker
    Well, the BIAW doesn't support it,Gregoire said of Puget Sound cleanup plans. "They are an absolute detractor from our efforts to clean up Puget Sound and since he supports them in his voting record 99 percent, where they are, I assume, is...

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