Insult and criticize

aspersion
(n)
ǝ-SPUR-shǝn
Meaning

insult; slander; disparagement

1st Sample Sentence

I certainly meant no aspersion when I said that your manuscript could do with a bit more work: on the contrary, that advice proves that I consider it to be worth some effort.

Root

ad (to)#spargere (to scatter, spread, sprinkle, strew) (Latin)

Synonyms

aspersion, calumny, slur

Antonyms

accolade

Mnemonics

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