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Meaning of DETRACTION

Pronunciation:  di'trakshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  a petty disparagement
 

DETRACTION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: petty criticism
 
 See Also: depreciation, derogation, disparagement, disparagement, dispraise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*trac"tion\, n. [F. d['e]traction, L. detractio.]
1. A taking away or withdrawing. [Obs.]

         The detraction of the eggs of the said wild fowl.
                                               --Bacon.

2. The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of
   another; a lessening or cheapening in the estimation of
   others; the act of depreciating another, from envy or
   malice; calumny.

Syn: Depreciation; disparagement; derogation; slander;
     calumny; aspersion; censure.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aspersion, backbiting, backstabbing, belittlement, calumniation, calumny, character assassination, damage, defamation, depreciation, disparagement, harm, hurt, injury, injustice, libel, libeling, maligning, scandal, slander, sycophancy, tale, vilification, wrong
 

 

 

 

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