aspersion (Meaning)

Wordnet

aspersion (n)

a disparaging remark

an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

Webster

aspersion (n.)

A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.

The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.

aspersion Sentence Examples

  1. She cast an aspersion on his honesty, suggesting he had stolen the money.
  2. The aspersion cast on her reputation left her feeling deeply hurt and betrayed.
  3. The gossip columnist frequently casts aspersions on celebrities' personal lives.
  4. He resented the aspersions his colleagues made about his work ethic.
  5. The aspersion that she had cheated on the exam was entirely unfounded.
  6. The politician's opponents tried to tarnish his image by casting aspersions on his character.
  7. I refuse to engage in spreading aspersions about my coworkers.
  8. It's unfair to cast aspersions on someone's intentions without evidence.
  9. The aspersions made by the media damaged the company's public image.
  10. Let's focus on facts rather than casting baseless aspersions on each other.

FAQs About the word aspersion

a disparaging remark, an abusive attack on a person's character or good name, the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)A sprinkling, as with water or dust,

criticism, calumny, censure, contempt, name, dart, attack, dis, insinuation, slur

praise, honor, respect, acclaim, commendation, respect, commendation, praise, acclaim, applause

She cast an aspersion on his honesty, suggesting he had stolen the money.

The aspersion cast on her reputation left her feeling deeply hurt and betrayed.

The gossip columnist frequently casts aspersions on celebrities' personal lives.

He resented the aspersions his colleagues made about his work ethic.