Aspersion

Noun

Definition

A remark that disparages, maligns, or slanders another

Synonyms: Criticize, disparage, belittle

Antonyms: flattery, praise, kindness

Sentences

1. Jack’s political rival cast an aspersion against him right before the election.


2. Because I know Janice is a kind person, I cannot believe the negative aspersion about her.


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