Definition of detraction:
- detraction (part of speech: noun)
- slander (part of speech: noun)
- protest (part of speech: noun)
It is for those who believe in the spiritual life to take full advantage now of this social suggestibility of man; though without any detraction from the prime importance of the personal spiritual life.- "The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day", Evelyn Underhill.
It was plain, too, that they sought this gratification at the hazard of bringing a stain upon the memory of their father; for what could be more natural than the suspicion that they had obtained from him the materials out of which their web of detraction was woven?- "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)", Thomas Clarkson.