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detractor

Syllabification: de·trac·tor
Pronunciation: /dəˈtraktər
 
/

Definition of detractor in English:

noun

A person who disparages someone or something.
Example sentences
  • Of course, detractors and critics emerged instantaneously out of the woodwork.
  • Every detractor, accuser, finger-pointer, critic, opponent, enemy, investigator was faced down and confronted by a politician who seemed to be made of pure granite.
  • My detractors never acknowledge that their resentment comes from a place of their own inadequacy.
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