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Definition of detraction:

  1. A taking away or withdrawing.
  2. The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of another; a lessening or cheapening in the estimation of others; the act of depreciating another, from envy or malice; calumny.

Synonyms:

belittlement, calumniation, petty criticism, traducement, show, attack, lie, law, minimization, character assassination.

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