Detraction Definition

dĭ-trăkshən
noun
A taking away; detracting.
Webster's New World
A malicious discrediting of someone's character, accomplishments, etc., as by revealing hidden faults or by slander.
Webster's New World

(Roman Catholic Church) The act of revealing previously unknown faults of another person to a third person.

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Other Word Forms of Detraction

Noun

Singular:
detraction
Plural:
detractions

Origin of Detraction

  • From Old French detraccion, from Latin detractio.

    From Wiktionary

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