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detractive

[ dih-trak-tiv ]
/ d╔¬╦łtr├Žk t╔¬v /
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adjective
tending or seeking to detract.
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Origin of detractive

From the Middle French word detractif, dating back to 1480ÔÇô90. See detract, -ive

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How to use detractive in a sentence

  • Notwithstanding this detractive feature, Mistress Betty was a good-hearted soul.

    Ande Trembath|Matthew Stanley Kemp
  • Beyond this, the detractive gossip attacked the personnel of the new company.

    The Real Man|Francis Lynde
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