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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. Archaic.a shower or spray.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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