Aspersion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈspɝːʒən|  American pronunciation of the word aspersion
Brit.  |əˈspəːʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word aspersion

noun

- a disparaging remark(syn: slur)

in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion

- an abusive attack on a person's character or good name (syn: calumny, defamation, denigration, slander)
- the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare) (syn: sprinkling)

Examples

No one is casting aspersions on you or your men, Major.

in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion

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