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 Dictionary entry overview: What does detractor mean? 

  The noun DETRACTOR has 1 sense:

1. one who disparages or belittles the worth of something

  Familiarity information: DETRACTOR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1detractor [BACK TO TOP]


One who disparages or belittles the worth of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


depreciator; detractor; disparager; knocker

Hypernyms ("detractor" is a kind of...):

cynic; faultfinder (someone who is critical of the motives of others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "detractor"):

backbiter; defamer; libeler; maligner; slanderer; traducer; vilifier (one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel)

hatemonger (one who arouses hatred for others)

muckraker; mudslinger (one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage))

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