Detractiveness De*tract"ive*ness, n. The quality of being detractive. [1913 Webster]

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  • detractive — detractively, adv. detractiveness, n. /di trak tiv/, adj. tending or seeking to detract. Also, detractory /di trak teuh ree/. [1480 90; < MF detractif. See DETRACT, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

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