verb (used with object), as·persed, as·pers·ing.
- asphalt jungle
Origin of asperse
Examples from the Web for asperse
I don't wish to asperse the fellow, but he does have a background as a Republican staffer and operative.
That the assembly intended to asperse the right and constitutional administration of justice; and 7.The Wearing of the Green|A.M. Sullivan
"Not even scandal could asperse her motives in the present case," said Lady Hester, with an insolent laugh.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
Pope believed that Addison had employed Gildon to write against him, and had encouraged Phillips to asperse his character.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
Superior excellence is the general mark for calumny; and envy is usually led to asperse what it cannot imitate.Alida|Amelia Stratton Comfield
She is of most amiable disposition, and I never knew her to—if I may coin a word—to asperse.
Word Origin for asperse
late 15c., "to besprinkle," from Latin aspersus, past participle of aspergere (see aspersion). Meaning "to bespatter someone's character with rumor and false reports" is recorded from 1610s.