detractively
adverb see detraction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • detractively — See detractive. * * * …   Universalium

  • detractively — de·trac·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • detractively — adverb see detractive * * * detractˈively adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑detract …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • detraction — noun Date: 14th century 1. a lessening of reputation or esteem especially by envious, malicious, or petty criticism ; belittling, disparagement 2. a taking away < it is no detraction from its dignity or prestige J. F. Golay > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detractive — /dəˈtræktɪv/ (say duh traktiv) adjective tending or seeking to detract; depreciative. Also, detractory /dəˈtræktəri/ (say duh traktuhree). –detractively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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