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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·per·sion /əˈspɝʒən, ʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·per·sion n.
 1. A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.
    Behold an immersion, not and aspersion.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.
    Every candid critic would be ashamed to cast wholesale aspersions on the entire body of professional teachers.   --Grote.
    Who would by base aspersions blot thy virtue.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a disparaging remark; "in the 19th century any reference to
           female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it
           is difficult for a woman to understand a man's
           sensitivity to any slur on his virility" [syn: slur]
      2: an abusive attack on a person's character or good name [syn:
          calumny, slander, defamation, denigration]
      3: the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare) [syn: sprinkling]