Aspersion meaning

ə-spûrzhən, -shən
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The act of defaming.
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The definition of an aspersion is an unfavorable or damaging remark about someone or something.

Saying that someone has committed a felony is an example of an aspersion.

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A damaging or disparaging remark; slander; innuendo.
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A sprinkling of holy water.
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A sprinkling, especially with holy water.
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A sprinkling with water, as in baptizing.
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An attack on somebody's reputation or good name, often in the phrase to cast aspersions upon….
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Origin of aspersion

  • From Latin aspersio (“sprinkling”).

    From Wiktionary