Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun aspersion

3 senses of aspersion

Sense 1
aspersion, slur -- (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")
       => disparagement, depreciation, derogation -- (a communication that belittles somebody or something)

Sense 2
aspersion, calumny, slander, defamation, denigration -- (an abusive attack on a person's character or good name)
       => attack -- (strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work")

Sense 3
aspersion, sprinkling -- (the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare))
       => baptism -- (a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism")

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