English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'aspersion'

(noun) 
He has flatly denied casting aspersions on the star's character.
Synonyms
slander
He is now suing the company for slander.
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abuse
A group of people started to heckle and shout abuse.
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smear
a smear by his rivals
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censure
It is a controversial policy which has attracted international censure.
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slur
yet another slur on the integrity of the police
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reproach
He looked at her with reproach.
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defamation
He was considering suing for defamation.
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vilification
Clare did not deserve the vilification she was subjected to.
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denigration
the denigration of certain members of society
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calumny
He alleges that he was the victim of calumny and dirty tricks.
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character assassination
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disparagement
They were unanimous in their disparagement of the book.
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vituperation
racist speeches full of vituperation, slander and prejudice
, , ,
traducement

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abuse
Definition
insulting comments
A group of people started to heckle and shout abuse.
Synonyms
insults,
slights,
curses,
cursing,
put-downs,
indignities,
swear words,
upbraiding,
aspersions,
character assassination,
revilement,
traducement,
calumniation
in the sense of calumny
Definition
a false or malicious statement
He alleges that he was the victim of calumny and dirty tricks.
Synonyms
misrepresentation,
derogation,
evil-speaking,
revilement,
calumniation
in the sense of censure
Definition
severe disapproval
It is a controversial policy which has attracted international censure.
Synonyms
dressing down (informal),
stick (slang),
sideswipe,
reprehension

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