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Word: aspersion

Definition: slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on


Sentences Containing 'aspersion'

Criticism of burial rites is a common aspersion in competing religions and cultures, and one is the association of cremation with fire sacrifice or human sacrifice.
Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
Peggotty seemed to take this aspersion very much to heart, I thought.

More Vocab Words

::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
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::: penitent - repentant; N.
::: dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
::: incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
::: incompatible - inharmonious; N. incompatibility
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
::: incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
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