(dē trak′s̸hən, di-)
- a taking away; detracting
- a malicious discrediting of someone's character, accomplishments, etc., as by revealing hidden faults or by slander
See detraction in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The act of detracting or taking away.
- 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.
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