HyperDic: aspersion

English > 3 senses of the word aspersion:
NOUNcommunicationaspersion, slura disparaging remark
actaspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigrationan abusive attack on a person's character or good name
actaspersion, sprinklingthe act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
aspersion > pronunciation
Soundsahsper'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > aspersion: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA disparaging remark.
Example"in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"
Synonymslur
Narrowerethnic slurA slur on someone's race or language
Broaderdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
Spanishcalumia, calumnia, denigración, difamación, impostura
Verbsaspersecharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
English > aspersion: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn abusive attack on a person's character or good name.
Synonymscalumny, slander, defamation, denigration
BroaderattackStrong criticism
Spanishcalumnia, comadreo, difamación
Catalancalúmnia, difamació
Verbsaspersecharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
English > aspersion: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare).
Synonymsprinkling
BroaderbaptismA Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

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