aspersion

n
1. defamation, denigration, vilification, vituperation, scandal, yellow journalism, Inf. skeleton in the closet; censure, reproach, reflection, denunciation, curse, malediction, railing, invective, commination, revilement, animadversion, Archaic. ex-probration; shame, disgrace, dishonor, ill-repute, obloquy, loss of face; belittlement, disparagement, deprecation, detraction, deflation, depreciation, derogation, devaluation, Obs. obtrectation; humiliation, humble pie, mortification; mockery, satirization, lampoon, pasquinade, squib.
2. slander, libel, calumny, calumniation, misrepresentation, false report, falsehood, lie, untruth, malicious falsehood, traducement, imputation, insinuation, Inf. brickbat, innuendo; abuse, injury, backbiting, mud-slinging; slur, blot, blot on the escutcheon, smear, smirch, taint, attaint, stain, tarnish, spot, black spot or mark, blemish, smudge, brand, stigma.

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  • aspersion — [ aspɛrsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1170; lat. aspersio ♦ Action d asperger. De légères aspersions d eau sur des plantes. ♢ Liturg. Action d asperger d eau bénite (une personne, un cercueil...). Baptême par aspersion (opposé à par immersion). ● aspersion nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Aspersion — (la. aspergere ), in a religious context, is the act of sprinkling with water, especially holy water. Aspersion is a method used in baptism as an alternative to immersion or affusion. The word is formed of the Latin aspergere , to sprinkle , of… …   Wikipedia

  • aspersion — ASPERSION. s. f. Action d asperger, de jeter de l eau bénite avec l aspersoir, avec le goupillon. Légère aspersion. À l aspersion de l eau bénite. On dit Baptême par aspersion, à la différence du Baptème, soit par infusion, soit par immersion …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Aspersion — As*per sion, n. [L. aspersio, fr. aspergere: cf. F. aspersion.] 1. A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense. [1913 Webster] Behold an immersion, not and aspersion. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. The spreading of calumniations… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aspersion — Aspersion. s. f. v. Action d asperger, Arrousement par menuës gouttes. Legere aspersion. aspersion de l eau beniste. on fait des aspersions & encensements lors qu on enterre les Evesques …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • aspersión — sustantivo femenino 1. Acción y efecto de asperger o esparcir un líquido en gotas pequeñas: El oficiante hizo varias aspersiones con el hisopo sobre el ataúd. Frases y locuciones 1. riego* por aspersión …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Aspersion — (Adspersion, v. lat.), 1) Besprengung; bes. 2) mit Weihwasser in der Katholischen Kirche; 3) das Aufsprengen od. Aufstreuen von flüssigen od. trockenen Arzneimitteln …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Aspersion — (lat.), Besprengung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Aspersion — (lat.), in der kath. Kirche die Besprengung mit Weihwasser; Aspersorĭum, Weihbecken …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Aspersion — Aspersion, Besprengung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • aspersion — I noun abuse, affront, calumnia, calumniation, calumny, censure, condemnation, contumely, defamation, denigration, denunciation, derision, derogatory criticism, detraction, dishonor, disparagement, envenomed tongue, execration, imputation, insult …   Law dictionary

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