detraction

[ dih-trak-shuh n ]
/ dɪˈtræk ʃən /

noun

the act of disparaging or belittling the reputation or worth of a person, work, etc.

Origin of detraction

1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin dētractiōn- (stem of dētractiō), equivalent to Latin dētract(us) (see detract) + -iōn- -ion
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detraction

/ (dɪˈtrækʃən) /

noun

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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