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Noun: aspersion  u'spur-zhun
  1. A disparaging remark
    "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion";
    - slur
  2. An abusive attack on a person's character or good name
    - calumny, slander, defamation, denigration
  3. The act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
    - sprinkling

Derived forms: aspersions

Type of: attack, baptism, blast [informal], depreciation, derogation, disparagement, fire, flack, flak [informal], stick [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Aspersion