aspersions

Aspersions are negative accusations. When someone throws aspersions on another person, they are saying that the other person is responsible for something bad.

  • The politician threw aspersions on his opponent, accusing him of being a liar and a cheat.

  • The teacher threw aspersions on the student, accusing him of not being able to do his work.

Definition of aspersions

noun

the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

Synonyms:

sprinkling

noun

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

Synonyms:

calumny, defamation, denigration, slander

noun

a disparaging remark

Synonyms:

slur

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