the act of disparaging or belittling the reputation or worth of a person, work, etc.
), equivalent to
a person, thing, circumstance, etc, that detracts
the act of discrediting or detracting from another's reputation, esp by slander; disparagement
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Reports suggest results similar to the baited electric fence, without the visual detraction that the fence creates.
They also noted that labeling of water is not necessarily detraction.
Similarly, the increase in hardness could be an improvement or detraction, depending on the application.
The fact that the film gives evidence of having been shot more or less on the wing is no particular detraction.
Ay, an you had any eye behind you, you might see more detraction at your heels than fortunes before you.
As in duty bound, he who had been admitted to these banquets of wit and sense defended them against the detraction of pedants.
He abhorred lies and falsehood, especially all cunning and artificial methods of detraction.
The primary detraction was from the heavily used trails.
Notwithstanding the detraction of enemies and adulation of friends, it is evident that no inconsiderable number.