Thesaurus > Related Words: aspersion

  Words related to aspersion

Related / Similar Words: sprinkling, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration, slur

 

Definition:
  • the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare);
  • an abusive attack on a person''s character or good name;
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: ethnic slur

     

    Derivational Morphology: defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch, slur

     

    Anagrams: Persoonia

     

     
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