verb (used with object), as·persed, as·pers·ing.
Origin of asperse
Synonyms for asperse
Related Words for aspersivebackbiting, defamatory, disparaging, injurious, invidious, malevolent, malicious, opprobrious, pejorative, sarcastic, scurrilous, untrue, calumnious, contumelious, vituperative, false, calumniatory
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Historical Examples of aspersive
Of course the aspersive attitude toward York was that of Mrs. Snograss reflected in Rochambeau.The ghosts of their ancestors
Weymer Jay Mills
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.