Detractress De*tract"ress, n. A female detractor. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • detractress — …   Useful english dictionary

  • detraction — mid 14c., from O.Fr. detraccion detraction, disparagement, denigration, from L. detractionem (nom. detractio) a drawing off, from pp. stem of detrahere take down, pull down, disparage, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + trahere to pull (see TRACT …   Etymology dictionary

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