aspersion definition

  • noun:
    • An unfavorable or harmful remark; slander: cannot throw aspersions to my honesty.
    • The work of defaming or slandering.
    • A sprinkling, especially with holy-water.
    • An attack on someone's reputation or good name, frequently into the phrase to throw aspersions upon….
    • A sprinkling of holy-water.
    • A sprinkling, as with liquid or dust, in a literal feeling.
    • The spreading of calumniations reports or costs which tarnish reputation, like bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.
    • A sprinkling, at the time of or with liquid.
    • The generating of calumnious reports, imputations, or fees; a derogatory assertion or critique; calumny; censure.
    • an abusive assault on a person's personality or great name
    • a disparaging comment
    • the work of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

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