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Noun: detraction  di'trak-shun
  1. A petty disparagement
    - petty criticism
  2. The act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander)
    "let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"

Derived forms: detractions

Type of: depreciation, derogation, disparagement, dispraise

Encyclopedia: Detraction