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detract from: to spoil the soundness or perfection of

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Particularly harsh was the condemnation of slander, also called detraction, calumny, defamation, or backbiting.
Instead of projecting the stance of detractors, the media should expose the hands behind such detractions.
I like Nigel Farage a great deal" (though coloured by his Irish ancestry) and the diminishing musical returns, despite all these detractions, the man is still an irresistible prospect.
The panel features a specially devised angular design that prevents light reflections and other detractions that would otherwise impede user recognition.
If one is being picky, there are a few detractions.
The point of this editorial is not about the cited examples, but rather about flaws in the drug regulatory system that made these detractions possible.
But these dunes prove too few and far between, and are generally followed by oddities like Carrie melting down over her latest book garnering a poor review in the New Yorker, which might be a preview of coming detractions.
Thus, GKV Architects' design plan turned potential property detractions into strong selling points.
Despite these detractions, spinach is still a nutrient superstar.
After all, PACS in its infancy arguably suffered from similar detractions.
xviii-xix); its merits and detractions weighed and given their due, but house style remains house style.
These flaws, however, amount to little more than minor detractions.
These detractions, however, will only be a concern to the lay reader who is unfamiliar with the battle of Gettysburg and Civil War history as a whole.
I must not seem proud; happy are they that hear their detractions, and can put them to mending.
Despite the few detractions mentioned, the book s cover price of $17.