Detraction

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Detraction->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ detraction
detraction
disparagement
depreciation
vilification
obloquy
scurrility
scandal
defamation
aspersion
traducement
slander
calumny
obtrectation
evil-speaking
backbiting
scandalum magnatum
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ personality
personality
libel
lampoon
skit
pasquinade
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ chronique scandaleuse
chronique scandaleuse
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ roorback
roorback
=>(U.S.)
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ sarcasm
sarcasm
cynicism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ criticism
criticism
=>(disapprobation)
???>932
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ invective
invective
&c. 932
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ envenomed tongue
envenomed tongue
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ spretae injuria formae
spretae injuria formae
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ detractor
detractor
&c. 936
PARAG:Detraction->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ detract
detract
derogate
decry
depreciate
disparage
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ run down
run down
cry down
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ backcap
backcap
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ belittle
belittle
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ sneer at
sneer at
&c.(contemn) 930
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ criticize
criticize
pull to pieces
pick a hole in one's coat
asperse
cast aspersions
blow upon
bespatter
blacken
vilify
vilipend
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ avile|
avile|
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give a dog a bad name
give a dog a bad name
brand
malign
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ muckrake
muckrake
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ backbite
backbite
libel
lampoon
traduce
slander
defame
calumniate
bear false witness against
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ speak ill of behind one's back
speak ill of behind one's back
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ fling dirt
fling dirt
&c.(disrespect) 929
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ anathematize
anathematize
&c. 932
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ dip the pen in gall
dip the pen in gall
view in a bad light
PARAG:Detraction->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ detracting
detracting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ defamatory
defamatory
detractory
derogatory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ disparaging
disparaging
libelous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ scurrile
scurrile
scurrilous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ abusive
abusive
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ foul-spoken
foul-spoken
foul-tongued
foul-mouthed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ slanderous
slanderous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ calumnious
calumnious
calumniatory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ sarcastic
sarcastic
sardonic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ satirical
satirical
cynical

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Detraction — • The unjust damaging of another s good name by the revelation of some fault or crime of which that other is really guilty or at any rate is seriously believed to be guilty by the defamer Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Detraction      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • detraction — detraction, backbiting, calumny, slander, scandal arecomparable when they denote either the offense of one who defames another or casts aspersions upon him or what is uttered by way of defamation or aspersion. Detraction stresses the injurious… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • detraction — Detraction. s. f. v. Medisance. La detraction est un grand peché. la detraction contre le prochain est contraire à la charité …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Detraction — De*trac tion, n. [F. d[ e]traction, L. detractio.] 1. A taking away or withdrawing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The detraction of the eggs of the said wild fowl. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • détraction — DÉTRACTION. sub. f. Médisance. La détraction contre le prochain est contraire à la charité …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • detraction — mid 14c., from O.Fr. detraccion detraction, disparagement, denigration, from L. detractionem (nom. detractio) a drawing off, from pp. stem of detrahere take down, pull down, disparage, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + trahere to pull (see TRACT …   Etymology dictionary

  • detraction — Detraction, Maledictio, Maledicentia, Obtrectatio. Eviter les detractions et meschantes paroles, Linguas hominum effugere. Par detraction, Maledice …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Detraction — Detraction, lat., Entziehung, Abzug, Verläumdung. Detractis detrahendis, nach Abzug des Abzuziehenden; detractis expensis, nach Abzug der Kosten. Detrahiren, entziehen, abziehen, verläumden …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • detraction — index aspersion, bad repute, contempt (disdain), criticism, defamation, denunciation, detriment …   Law dictionary

  • detraction — [n] misrepresentation; slander abuse, aspersion, backbiting*, backstabbing*, belittlement, calumny, damage, defamation, denigration, deprecation, derogation, disesteem, disparagement, harm, hit, hurt, injury, injustice, innuendo, insinuation,… …   New thesaurus

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