verb (used with object), as·persed, as·pers·ing.
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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.