?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Word of the Day 02/09/15 Aspersion

Aspersion (noun)
aspersion [uh-spur-zhuh n, -shuh n]


noun
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.

Synonyms
1. censure, reproach.

Origin: 1545-55; (< Middle French) < Latin aspersiōn- (stem of aspersiō) a sprinkling. See asperse, -ion

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

Profile

Little comm. that could
1_million_words
One Million Words

Tags

Latest Month

September 2019
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow