cast aspersions

idiom

Definition of cast aspersions

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

Learn More About cast aspersions

Dictionary Entries Near cast aspersions

cast aside

cast aspersions

cast aspersions on

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cast aspersions

Cite this Entry

“Cast aspersions.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20aspersions. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!