- to soil by spattering; splash with water, dirt, etc.
- to slander or libel: a reputation bespattered by malicious gossip.
Origin of bespatter
Related Words for bespattersully, revile, tarnish, smear, taint, denigrate, insult, disparage, misrepresent, vilify, besmirch, daub, smudge, speckle, mottle, drench, bathe, sprinkle, slosh, soak
Examples from the Web for bespatter
Historical Examples of bespatter
This is the nameless refuse which flings itself to bespatter Masonry.Devil-Worship in France
Arthur Edward Waite
He expects Sir George should not bespatter him privately, in revenge, but openly.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
The green appearance is due to lichens which bespatter them.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery
Samuel Adams Drake
He may bespatter you with ink, he may hit you in the eye, but he writes a magnificent hand.Roderick Hudson
I know they are pleased to bespatter me at all their little dirty levees.Goldsmith
- to splash all over, as with dirty water
- to defile; slander; besmirch