detracts

de·tract || dɪ'trækt v. belittle, speak ill of, slander, defame

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • de|tract´ing|ly — de|tract «dih TRAKT», intransitive verb. 1. to take away a part; remove some of the quality or worth: »The ugly frame detracts from the beauty of the picture. Modernizing the building s facade would…enhance, rather than detract from the character …   Useful english dictionary

  • de|tract — «dih TRAKT», intransitive verb. 1. to take away a part; remove some of the quality or worth: »The ugly frame detracts from the beauty of the picture. Modernizing the building s facade would…enhance, rather than detract from the character of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • detract — [[t]dɪtræ̱kt[/t]] detracts, detracting, detracted VERB If one thing detracts from another, it makes it seem less good or impressive. [V from n] They feared that the publicity surrounding him would detract from their own election campaigns. [Also… …   English dictionary

  • Alloy — Al*loy , n. [OE. alai, OF. alei, F. aloyer, to alloy, alier to ally. See {Alloy}, v. t.] 1. Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detracter — De*tract er, n. One who detracts; a detractor. [1913 Webster] Other detracters and malicious writers. Sir T. North. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detractor — De*tract or, n. [L.: cf. F. d[ e]tracteur.] One who detracts; a derogator; a defamer. [1913 Webster] His detractors were noisy and scurrilous. Macaulay. Syn: Slanderer; calumniator; defamer; vilifier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shortcoming — noun Date: 15th century an imperfection or lack that detracts from the whole; also the quality or state of being flawed or lacking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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