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cast aspersions

verb

to make damaging or spiteful remarks

Examples

I did not intend to cast aspersions on his character.

Word Origin

1749; Henry Fielding in "Tom Jones"

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  • Indeed, I don't want to cast aspersions, but it's just as well to have no illusions.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • Nobody could cast aspersions against her intelligence, either.

  • Do you need more than that, you, who cast aspersions on the courage of others?

  • Our counsel's business was to uphold the will, not to cast aspersions upon it.

  • Don't think to bully me or cast aspersions on my political complexion!

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • She had not only deserted him, but she had cast aspersions upon his character.

    Settling Day Nat Gould
  • It is true that in the early days of the War some sensation-mongers tried to cast aspersions on the Jews.

    The Allied Countries and the Jews Hyman Gerson Enelow
  • On the other hand the friends of Charnisay have cast aspersions an the character of Lady la Tour that seem entirely unwarranted.

    Glimpses of the Past W. O. Raymond
  • Some people have dared to cast aspersions on the British army by insinuating that drunkenness is not unknown among its members.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.

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