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Definition of "detractive" []

  • Tending to detract or draw. (adjective)
  • Tending to lower in estimation; depreciative. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "detractive" in a sentence
  • "Were they too busy to talk to the press, too detractive of The Obama, or too few as grads of Chitown Law to matter?"
  • "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."
  • "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."
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