aspersion (n.)

  1. 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 mans sensitivity to any slur on his virility

    [ Syn: slur ]

  2. an abusive attack on a persons character or good name

    [ Syn: calumny , slander , defamation , denigration ]

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

    [ Syn: sprinkling ]

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