adj. slanderous by denial of desert; derogatory

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Detractory — De*tract o*ry, a. Defamatory by denial of desert; derogatory; calumnious. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detractory — index calumnious, derogatory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • detractory — de·trac·to·ry …   English syllables

  • detractory — kt(ə)rē, ri adjective Etymology: Late Latin detractorius, from Latin detractus + orius ory : detractive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Detractious — De*trac tious, a. Containing detraction; detractory. [R.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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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

  • calumnious — I adjective abusive, blackening, calumniatory, castigatory, caustic, censorious, comminatory, compromising, condemnatory, contemptuous, contumelious, criminatory, criminosus, damaging, damnatory, decrying, defamatory, denigratory, denunciatory,… …   Law dictionary

  • derogatory — I adjective belittling, calumniatory, calumnious, censorious, condemnatory, contumelious, defamatory, denunciatory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, detracting, detractory, disapprobatory, disapproving, discrediting, disdainful,… …   Law dictionary

  • disparaging — I adjective abusive, blameful, calumnious, censorious, condemnatory, contemptuous, contumelious, damnatory, defamatory, denunciatory, deprecative, derogatory, detractory, disrespectful, incriminatory, inculpatory, injurious, invective, inveighing …   Law dictionary

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