Nothing can detract from the sense of calm and confidence he offered to a grieving nation on that terrible day.
Abortion-rights advocates by no means seek to detract from LGBT movement or begrudge it victories.
The firing of Paterno, and his death, should not detract from that.
Perry, for his part, wore no headgear that might detract from his wonderful hair.
And so on and so egregiously on, until they detract from the storyline itself.
detract′ive, Detrac′tious, detract′ory, tending to detract: derogatory.
But the admission does not detract from the genuine merits of the poem.
The dropping minutes, however, detract one by one from her individuality and threaten to sink her in her sex entirely.
The simplicity of the style does not in the least detract from the fullness of the charm.
All this failed to detract from his initial dislike of young Polder.