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slander, false rumor; act of making a false rumor; sprinkling with holy water (particularly in religious ceremonies)


aspersion
\as*per"sion\ (&?;), n. [l. aspersio, fr. aspergere: cf. f. aspersion.]
1. a sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense. behold an immersion, not and aspersion. taylor.
2. the spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny. every candid critic would be ashamed to cast wholesale aspersions on the entire body of professional teachers. --grote. who would by base aspersions blot thy virtue.


Aspersion (la. aspergere/aspersio), in a religious context, is the act of sprinkling with water, especially holy water. Aspersion is a method used in baptism as an alternative to immersion or affusion. The word is formed of the Latin aspergere, 'to sprinkle', of ad, 'to', and spargo, 'I scatter' (, 1 Corinthians 10:2, cf. Psalm 77:16-20).

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Noun
1. 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"
(synonym) slur
(hypernym) disparagement, depreciation, derogation
(hyponym) ethnic slur
(derivation) defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch
(class) pickaninny, piccaninny, picaninny
2. an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
(synonym) calumny, slander, defamation, denigration
(hypernym) attack
(derivation) defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch
3. the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
(synonym) sprinkling
(hypernym) baptism


1. A damaging or derogatory remark; slander. 2. The act of defaming or slandering. 3. A sprinkling with water, especially in religious ceremonies.
spreading of disparaging or damaging reports or charges; such charges themselves; slander, calumny, innuendo, false rumors.
slanderous remark ;Ex. cast aspersions on
*Orley had once been forced to resign from a local men's club for casting aspersions on the character of another member's wife. --Thomas A. Underwood, Allen Tate: Orphan of the South


Gwarthaed = n. aspersion Gwarthiad = n. an aspersion

(n.)
The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.
   (n.)
A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.
  

sprinkling; hence blessing, because before the Reformation benediction was generally accompanied by the sprinkling of holy water


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