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cast aspersions

Definition of cast aspersions


  1. :  to say harsh critical things about someone or someone's character <He tried to discuss his political opponents respectfully, without casting aspersions.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to move or send forth by throwing

    :  direct

    :  to put forth

  1. :  an act of casting

    :  something that happens as a result of chance

    :  a throw of dice

aspersionplay aspersions
  1. :  a sprinkling with water especially in religious ceremonies

    :  a false or misleading charge meant to harm someone's reputation

    :  the act of making such a charge :  defamation

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