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aspersion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaspersionas‧per‧sion /əˈspɜːʃən, -ʒən $ əˈspɜːrʒən/ noun [countable] formal  CRITICIZEan unkind remark or an unfair judgment No one is casting aspersions on you or your men, Major.
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aspersionDespite this, Junius soon got down to the business of casting aspersions against the King's character.Criticism of a verdict which casts aspersions on the integrity of jurors may, of course, attract libel actions on that score.Another implication of the artisanal loaf is the aspersion it casts upon systematic production baking.
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