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an insulting remark or judgement
  • How to Memorize
    • aspersion - insult
  • Analysis

    An ‘aspersion’ is a slur or a false and misleading charge designed to harm somebody’s reputation or attack their character. As such, people tend to react with anger or irritation when subjected to it. This formal term is almost always used in its plural form ‘aspersions’ and often preceded by the word ‘cast’.

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  • Example(s)
    1. I’m not casting aspersions on you or your team, but something went wrong on your end and it needs to be addressed.

    2. I intend to sue for slander after that disparaging newspaper article. How dare they cast aspersions on my integrity like that!

    3. Paul is highly individualistic and has a unique style that can rub people up the wrong way. That’s why he often faces aspersions from others.