cast aspersions on

idiom

formal
: to criticize (someone or someone's actions or character) harshly or unfairly
He tried to avoid casting aspersions on his political opponents.
She cast aspersions on the integrity of her boss.

Examples of cast aspersions on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Authorities ramped up internet controls, scrubbing anything that cast aspersions on the party and its leader. Time, 16 June 2023 The president has for months cast aspersions on by-mail votes, which have trended more Democratic as a result. Taylor Stevens, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Nov. 2020 State Republican leaders aren’t all quite on the same page regarding how to talk about mail-in voting before an election that’s likely to rely heavily on the option as President Trump continues to cast aspersions on the method. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, 28 Aug. 2020 But sources familiar with the ongoing legal battle between the two cast aspersions on Jolie for allegedly seeking to have this document publicized via FOIPA. Diana Dasrath, NBC News, 17 Aug. 2022 During his trial, members of the Black community — including Black women and religious leaders — testified on Tyson’s behalf and a number continued to cast aspersions on Washington after the fact. Max Gao, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2022 In a statement, the company accused prosecutors of trying to pressure Weisselberg to cast aspersions on Trump, and of stretching to make a criminal case out of familiar executive perks such as a company car. Michael R. Sisak, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Aug. 2022 The Journal editorial board and some senators have cast aspersions on her character, but for very little reason. Alan S. Blinder, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2022 Superintendent David Perry also cast aspersions on Igoe's account. Tyler O'Neil, Fox News, 4 Feb. 2022

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“Cast aspersions on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20aspersions%20on. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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