cast aspersions on

Definition of cast aspersions on

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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : direct

  3. : to put forth

  1. : an act of casting

  2. : something that happens as a result of chance

  3. : a throw of dice

aspersion play aspersions
  1. : a false or misleading charge meant to harm someone's reputation

  2. : the act of making such a charge : defamation

  3. : a sprinkling with water especially in religious ceremonies


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