aspersions


aspersions
/asparzhanz/ Term may mean the making of calumnious report or may mean nothing more than criticism or censure

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Aspersions — has multiple meanings. * Aspersion is a technical term in Christianity. * Casting aspersions is an expression in idiomatic English …   Wikipedia

  • aspersions — as|per|sions [ ə spɜrʒnz ] noun cast aspersions (on) to say or write things about someone that attack their character, work, etc.: I have no wish to cast aspersions on my opponent …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aspersions — [[t]əspɜ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)nz, AM ʒ(ə)nz[/t]] PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR on n If you cast aspersions on someone or something, you suggest that they are not very good in some way. [FORMAL] He has flatly denied casting aspersions on the rabbi s behaviour …   English dictionary

  • aspersions — UK [əˈspɜː(r)ʃ(ə)nz] / US [əˈspɜrʒ(ə)nz] noun cast aspersions (on) to say or write things about someone that attack their character, work etc I have no wish to cast aspersions on my opponent …   English dictionary

  • aspersions — cast aspersions on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • aspersions — [əˈspɜːʃ(ə)nz] noun cast aspersions (on) to criticize someone or something[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • aspersions — ▶ plural noun VILIFICATION, disparagement, denigration, defamation, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, slander, libel, calumny; slurs, smears, insults, slights; informal mud slinging, bad mouthing; Brit. informal slagging off; formal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aspersions — as per·sion || ɜːʃn n. slander, false rumor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cast aspersions — To criticize, slander • • • Main Entry: ↑asperse * * * cast aspersions formal : to say critical things about (someone or someone s character) : to criticize (someone) harshly or unfairly He tried to discuss his political opponents respectfully,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast aspersions (on) — phrase to say or write things about someone that attack their character, work etc I have no wish to cast aspersions on my opponent. Thesaurus: to harm someone s reputationsynonym Main entry: aspersions …   Useful english dictionary


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