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Definition of "detracting" [detracting]

  • Present participle of detract. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "detracting" in a sentence
  • "Its tendency to enfeeble the mind, and its consequences in detracting from the happiness of life, are obvious to common observation; but as every subject of this nature is best elucidated by examples, I shall beg leave to introduce two from real life, in which the importance of early association will, I trust, be clearly illustrated."
  • "I just finished the third illustration and I am curious as to whether other people think I am adding or detracting from the stories."
  • "You are detracting from the cause through further hate mongering."