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Origin of detraction
Examples from the Web for detraction
He had not a nice ear either for compliment or detraction: he failed to appreciate the whisper of a zephyr of sarcasm.A Nest of Linnets|Frank Frankfort Moore
"I always knew that merit such as I felt I possessed, would force its way, in spite of envy and detraction," he said.
But they do not on this account escape the guilt of detraction.Aids to Reflection|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Slander and detraction can have no influence, can make no impression, upon the righteous Judge above.
It seems to be his mission to justify Liszt after decades of misunderstanding and detraction.Musical Criticisms|Arthur Johnstone
mid-14c., from Old French detraccion "detraction, disparagement, denigration," from Latin detractionem (nominative detractio) "a drawing off," from past participle stem of detrahere "take down, pull down, disparage," from de- "down" (see de-) + trahere "to pull" (see tract (n.1)). The fem. form detractress is attested from 1716.