Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who detracts, or takes away or injures the good name of another; one who attempts to disparage or belittle the worth or honor of another. Sometimes written detracter.
- n. Synonyms Slanderer, calumniator, defamer, vilifier.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who detracts; a derogator; a defamer.
- n. one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
- detract + -or (Wiktionary)
“The only detractor is the metal detector in the lobby.”
“On the other side of the debate is Ed Dwight, a long-term detractor.”
“Oil, and all that it means to us at this time, has a great deal to do with the number one detractor from the business environment of the moment, and that is automobile sales.”
“The thought of a fool is sin: and the detractor is the abomination of men.”
“It behoves us to repeat (for our detractor is a persistent repeater) that the cardinal dodge by which Mr. Froude and his few adherents expect to succeed in obtaining the reversal of the progress of the coloured population is by misrepresenting the elements, and their real attitude towards one another, of the sections composing the”
“The White House needed spokespeople who would call a detractor "a goddamn liar.”
“During a November, 2007 visit to protesting fishermen in Britany, Sarkozy was reduced to furiously babbling as he sought to call a detractor out to insult him face to face.”
“The "detractor" is making a false claim for the purpose of defaming a living person and is doing it in a malicious way”
“But, as others pointed out, the price is a detractor.”
“Halt or I will zap you with my pre-existing health care detractor laser.”
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