aspersion

noun

Definition:

a remark that disparages, maligns, or slanders another


Synonyms:

abuse

libel

slander


Antonyms:

flattery

compliment

praise


Contrary to popular belief, some forms of aspersion, such as libel and slander, are not protected by the Constitution.


Upon her arrival, the woman immediately threw aspersions at her host by telling her, "I wish I could be as laid back about clutter as you seem to be."

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