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aspersion

as·per·sion

aspersion

 
pronunciation:
spuhr zhn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an insulting or malicious remark about someone; derogation; slander.
He cast aspersions on her intelligence.
synonyms:
defamation, denigration, derogation, disparagement, insult, slur, vilification
similar words:
abuse, affront, calumny, censure, criticism, denunciation, innuendo, insinuation, invective, mudslinging, reproach, scandal, slander
definition 2: the act of sprinkling water, as holy water in baptism.