detraction

  • 1 détraction — [ detraksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. detractio « dénigrement » ♦ Littér. et vieilli Action de rabaisser le mérite (de qqn), la valeur (de qqch.). ⇒ 2. critique, dénigrement. Détraction d une personne, d une doctrine. ⊗ CONTR. Apologie. ● détraction… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 détraction — DÉTRACTION. sub. f. Médisance. La détraction contre le prochain est contraire à la charité …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 7 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

  • 8 detraction — Detraction, Maledictio, Maledicentia, Obtrectatio. Eviter les detractions et meschantes paroles, Linguas hominum effugere. Par detraction, Maledice …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 9 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

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

    Law dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 detraction — [dē trak′shən, ditrak′shən] n. [ME detraccioun] 1. a taking away; detracting 2. a malicious discrediting of someone s character, accomplishments, etc., as by revealing hidden faults or by slander detractive adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 détraction — (dé tra ksion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de détracter. La détraction contre le prochain. •   Penses tu, m amusant avecque des sottises, Par tes détractions rompre mes entreprises ?, CORN. Mélite, III, 4. •   Voilà toute la… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 Detraction — The dictionary definition of detraction is discrediting or detracting from someone s reputation (especially by slander) . Catholic usage In Roman Catholic theology detraction is the sin of revealing previously unknown faults or sins of another… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 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 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 DÉTRACTION — s. f. Action de détracter, médisance. La détraction contre le prochain est contraire à la charité. Être enclin à la détraction …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 detraction — noun Date: 14th century 1. a lessening of reputation or esteem especially by envious, malicious, or petty criticism ; belittling, disparagement 2. a taking away < it is no detraction from its dignity or prestige J. F. Golay > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 detraction — /di trak sheuhn/, n. the act of disparaging or belittling the reputation or worth of a person, work, etc. [1300 50; ME ( < AF) < LL detraction (s. of detractio), equiv. to L detract(us) (see DETRACT) + ion ION] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 19 detraction — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Disparagement Nouns 1. detraction, derogation, disparagement, dispraise, depreciation, disvaluation, vilification, obloquy, scurrility, scandal, defamation, aspersion, traducement, slander, calumny, evil …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 detraction — Disparagement. A taking away. See duties of detraction …

    Ballentine's law dictionary