Definition of Detractive

1. Adjective. Causing to decrease in importance or value. "Detractive influences on the volume of investment"

Similar to: Decreasing
Derivative terms: Detract



Definition of Detractive

1. a. Tending to detract or draw.

Definition of Detractive

1. Adjective. Tending to detract or draw. ¹

2. Adjective. Tending to lower in estimation; depreciative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Detractive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detractive

detoxified
detoxifier
detoxifies
detoxify
detoxifying
detoxing
detract
detractable
detracted
detracteth
detracting
detractingly
detraction
detractions
detractious
detractive (current term)
detractively
detractiveness
detractor
detractors
detractory
detractour
detractress
detractresses
detracts
detraditionalisation
detraditionalise
detraditionalised
detraditionalising
detraditionalization

Literary usage of Detractive

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1. Dizionario delle lingue italiana ed ingleseby Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti by Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti (1807)
"... slandering, detractive, abusive, apt tu speak ill of others. ... adj. slanderous, detractive, abusive.^rf/л male- difo, a slanderer, an ill-tongue. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1854)
"... a long struggle of more than thirty years widi the powerful Clovis and his bold Franks. These incongruities teach us how to estimate the detractive ..."

3. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"... self-combustion, ability to ionn cokes, extn. with solvents, detractive distn., distn. at low pressure, inflammability, binding of N and origin of coal. ..."

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