aspersionem = a sprinkling
His ignorant and baseless aspersion of the reign of Julius Caesar was deeply offensive to me; did he had no grounds to accuse such an influential leader of such ethical wrongs without evidence.
Never speak aspersively of those who have talked poorly of you; disregard their criticism instead of giving them any in return.
Aspersion of others can be a greater sin than physical violence; damaging someone's reputation often can mean more to them than bodily harm.
What have I done to deserve such aspersion? I have never spoken ill of you before.
- yellow journalism
- public image
- disgrace in the eyes of the community