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  Definition of aspersion
  1. the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
  2. an abusive attack on a person''s character or good name
  3. a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man''s sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
Similar Words: sprinkling, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration, slur

 

Hyponyms: ethnic slur

 

Derivational Morphology: defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch, slur

 

Anagrams: Persoonia

 

 
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