to make damaging or spiteful remarks
I did not intend to cast aspersions on his character.
1749; Henry Fielding in "Tom Jones"
There are a helluva lot of reasons to cast aspersions on Mumford & Sons.
Paddy cast aspersions on this effort, but Don was always very proud of it.
Do you need more than that, you, who cast aspersions on the courage of others?
Don't think to bully me or cast aspersions on my political complexion!
Our counsel's business was to uphold the will, not to cast aspersions upon it.
Would you cast aspersions upon a person's character and treat the matter so lightly?
She had not only deserted him, but she had cast aspersions upon his character.
Nobody could cast aspersions against her intelligence, either.
Your officer has no right to cast aspersions on the New Army, and to conduct his work in a manner calculated to stir hostility.
It is true that in the early days of the War some sensation-mongers tried to cast aspersions on the Jews.