Synonyms of aspersions in English:


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1‘he claimed he could prove the aspersions groundless’


vilification, disparagement, denigration, defamation, defamation of character, abuse, vituperation, condemnation, criticism, censure, castigation, denunciation, flak, deprecation, opprobrium, obloquy, derogation, slander, revilement, reviling, calumny, calumniation, slurs, smears, execration, excoriation, lambasting, upbraiding, bad press, character assassination, attack, invective, libel, insults, slights, curses

informal mud-slinging, bad-mouthing, tongue-lashing

British informal stick, verbal, slagging off, slagging

archaic contumely

rare animadversion, objurgation


    cast aspersions on

      ‘I don't think anyone is casting aspersions on you’


      vilify, disparage, denigrate, defame, run down, impugn, revile, berate, belittle, abuse, insult, slight, attack, speak badly of, speak ill of, speak evil of, pour scorn on, criticize, censure, condemn, decry, denounce, pillory, lambaste

      fulminate against, rail against, inveigh against, malign, slander, libel, conduct a smear campaign against, spread lies about, blacken the name of, blacken the reputation of, sully the reputation of, give someone a bad name, bring into disrepute, discredit, stigmatize, traduce, calumniate, slur


      bad-mouth, do a hatchet job on, take to pieces, pull apart, throw mud at, drag through the mud, slate, have a go at, hit out at, jump on, lay into, tear into, knock, slam, pan, bash, hammer, roast, skewer, throw brickbats at

      British informal

      rubbish, slag off

      North American informal

      pummel, dump on

      NZ Australian informal

      bag, monster




      derogate, vituperate, asperse, vilipend