Synonyms for aspersion

Synonyms for (noun) aspersion

Synonyms: aspersion, sprinkling

Definition: the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)

Similar words: baptism

Definition: a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

Usage: most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism


Synonyms: defamation, denigration, aspersion, calumny, slander

Definition: an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

Similar words: attack

Definition: strong criticism

Usage: he published an unexpected attack on my work


Synonyms: aspersion, slur

Definition: a disparaging remark

Usage: in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion; it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility

Similar words: depreciation, derogation, disparagement

Definition: a communication that belittles somebody or something