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detractor

noun [C usually pl]  /dɪˈtræk·tər/ us  
a person who criticizes something or someone, often unfairly: He is much more popular with his teammates than his detractors would have you believe.
Translations of “detractor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡意批評者,貶低者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶意批评者,贬低者…
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