Definition of "aspersion" []

  • An unfavorable or damaging remark; slander: Don't cast aspersions on my honesty. (noun)
  • The act of defaming or slandering. (noun)
  • A sprinkling, especially with holy water. (noun)

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Use "aspersion" in a sentence
  • "This kind of aspersion on a serious and honorable scholar who scrupulously abstained from imposing his personal views on the conference is no better than political name-calling."
  • ""The South German cannot endure the North German, the Englishman casts every kind of aspersion upon the Scot, the Spaniard despises the Portuguese.""
  • "OpEdNews - Quicklink: George Allen and the "aspersion" of Judaism"