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Aspersion

As`per´sion
n.1.A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.
Behold an immersion, not and aspersion.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.
Noun1.aspersion - a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
Synonyms: slur
2.aspersion - an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
3.aspersion - the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
Synonyms: sprinkling
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