Definition of aspersions noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈspɜːʃnz//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈspɜːrʒnz//
[plural] (formal)
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critical or unpleasant remarks or judgements I wouldn't want to cast aspersions on your honesty. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting the sprinkling of water, especially at baptism): from Latin aspersio(n-), from aspergere, from ad- ‘to’ + spargere ‘sprinkle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aspersions