Definition of detractor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈtræktə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈtræktər//
[usually plural](especially formal)
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a person who tries to make somebody/something seem less good or valuable by criticizing it Detractors claim the building will be ugly and impractical.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: detractor