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