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English noun: aspersion

1. aspersion (communication) a disparaging remark


SamplesIn 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.


Synonymsslur


Broader (hypernym)depreciation, derogation, disparagement


Narrower (hyponym)ethnic slur

2. aspersion (act) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name


Synonymscalumny, defamation, denigration, slander


Broader (hypernym)attack

3. aspersion (act) the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)


Synonymssprinkling


Broader (hypernym)baptism









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