verb[with object] literary
Attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of: he aspersed the place and its inhabitants
More example sentences
- Let no man write my epitaph; for as no man who knows my motives dare now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them.
- The first approach, ‘Teaching for commitment’ or the confessional approach was traditionally used in ancient churches and has since been aspersed as promoting indoctrination.
- Please be assured that I will not tolerate myself, or my hard-working co-workers to be unjustly aspersed.
late 15th century (in the sense 'spatter with liquid'): from Latin aspers- 'sprinkled', from the verb aspergere, from ad- 'to' + spargere 'sprinkle'.
More definitions of asperseDefinition of asperse in:
- The US English dictionary