Synonyms for detractor

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Ovid begins the poem by asking his detractor why he criticizes Ovid's verse.

Peter Saraceno has been seized because he is an enemy and detractor of the emperor.

Let your strict silence be a significant and salutary lesson for the detractor.

Such are the chief particulars composing the character of the detractor.

We may now briefly notice some of the causes which influence the detractor in his talk.

The detractor is likely to have given him the same that he gives to others.

Nobody could call him a detractor or a backbiter or a talebearer or a liar.

Thou shalt not be a detractor nor a whisperer among the people.

The thought of a fool is sin: and the detractor is the abomination of men.

At times, for days on end, he would be annoyed with every sort of admirer and detractor and even adviser.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French detractour, Old French detractor "detractor, backbiter," from Latin detractor, agent noun from detrahere (see detraction).

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