Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Tending to detract or draw.
  • adj. Tending to lower in estimation; depreciative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to detractor draw.
  • adj. Tending to lower in estimation; depreciative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality or power of drawing or taking away.
  • Seeking or tending to lessen repute or estimation; depreciative; defamatory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing to decrease in importance or value

Etymologies

detract +‎ -ive? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Were they too busy to talk to the press, too detractive of The Obama, or too few as grads of Chitown Law to matter?

    Barack Obama at the University of Chicago Law School.

  • Doth a man reproach thee for being proud or ill-natured, envious or conceited, ignorant or detractive, consider with thyself whether his reproaches be true.

    The Aldine, Vol. 5, No. 1., January, 1872 A Typographic Art Journal

  • This, however, is not the only occasion in which I have seen the detractive disposition of that young lady, who, with all her simplicity of manners and great accomplishments, is, you will perceive, just like ourselves, rustic as she doubtless thinks our breeding has been.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • (Pablo, wily, clever and detractive as all get out!)

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  • Its "Stealth" features are both facilitative and detractive.

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  • It isn't really a detractive gameplay feature, it can just annoy me, particularly when your mother calls you and tries to manage your money and you have no idea what option to select.

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  • If you see that your assign bill debt is decent overwhelming, speech with your bill bourgeois most detractive your bill limit.

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  • But manifesting largely in short jabs, the tact comes across as alienating, whiny, and detractive.

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  • One curious installation proved to be the sole detractive element, as while the national scandal surrounding the poisoning and loss of life accredited to the use of melamine in milk manufacturing was no doubt poignant, the presence of the two plastic infants left to imbibe milk via the repetitive cycle of injections at the hands of a live performer in disguise as a hospital worker was inconsistent with the majority of the work found throughout four floors.

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  • a settlement known as "Canada", and as they are not necessary and are conspicuously detractive from the completeness of the lawn to which they are attached it is deemed best that they should be removed and it is therefore proposed that the Proctor be required to take them away and as soom as possible put the ground in grass.

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