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Meaning of aspersion

as•per•sion

Pronunciation: (u-spûr'zhun, -shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism; slander: casting aspersions on a campaign rival.
  2. the act of slandering; vilification; defamation; calumniation; derogation: Such vehement aspersions cannot be ignored.
  3. the act of sprinkling, as in baptism.
  4. a shower or spray.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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