Also de·trac·to·ry [dih-trak-tuh-ree] /dɪˈtræk tə ri/
Origin of detractive
Related formsde·trac·tive·ly, adverbde·trac·tive·ness, nounnon·de·trac·tive, adjectivenon·de·trac·tive·ly, adverbnon·de·trac·to·ry, adjectiveun·de·trac·tive, adjectiveun·de·trac·tive·ly, adverbun·de·trac·to·ry, adjective
From the Middle French
dating back to 1480–90.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for detractive
Historical Examples of detractive
Beyond this, the detractive gossip attacked the personnel of the new company.
Notwithstanding this detractive feature, Mistress Betty was a good-hearted soul.