Detracted
Detract De*tract", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Detracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Detracting}.] [L. detractus, p. p. of detrahere to detract; de + trahere to draw: cf. F. d['e]tracter. See {Trace}.] 1. To take away; to withdraw. [1913 Webster]

Detract much from the view of the without. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

2. To take credit or reputation from; to defame. [1913 Webster]

That calumnious critic . . . Detracting what laboriously we do. --Drayton.

Syn: To derogate; decry; disparage; depreciate; asperse; vilify; defame; traduce. See {Decry}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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