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detraction


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detraction  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detraction 
  n  :  a  petty  disparagement  [syn:  {petty  criticism}] 




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