An attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something: I don’t think anyone is casting aspersions on you
More example sentences
- He said it was unacceptable and outrageous that his integrity had been questioned and aspersions cast on his character.
- It must be read in context of the earlier exchange and the judge's aspersions on her integrity.
- They were roundly subjected to insults, smutty comments and had a multitude of aspersions cast about their manhood for the duration of their walk around the town.
late Middle English (denoting the sprinkling of water, especially at baptism): from Latin aspersio(n-), from aspergere (see asperse).
Definition of aspersion in:
- The British & World English dictionary