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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To take away in such manner as to lessen value.

Usage examples (36)
  • Her makeup detracted from her natural beauty.
  • His bad manners detract from his good character
  • Does this point of view add or detract from the story?
  • Predictable plotlines detract from the enjoyment as well. for more
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