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  1. Aspersionnn

    Cool Is 'aspersion' always untrue?

    The word 'aspersion' is usually translated in English-Polish dictionaries as 'oszczerstwo', which means something definitely untrue and insulting.
    Is it also in English? Or maybe it is just an unfavourable remark?

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: Is 'aspersion' always untrue?

    It's a noun and it means, an attack on someone's character or reputation.

    Welcome, Aspersionn.

  3. rewboss's Avatar

    • Join Date: Feb 2006
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    Re: Is 'aspersion' always untrue?

    It's also very uncommon. I've only ever heard it in the phrase "casting aspersions", which is an idiom: "Are you casting aspersions on my efforts?" It's probably better to avoid using that word in other contexts.


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