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Asperse

verb
(past & past part. aspersed; pres. part. aspersing)
1.
Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.  Synonyms: besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, sully.  "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"






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"Asperse" Quotes from Famous Books



... Island Historical Society by Usher Parsons, who had been assistant surgeon on board the Lawrence. His testimony had been somewhat severely criticised by Cooper. Now that the latter was in his grave he took occasion to cast imputations upon the motives of the historian, and asperse the honesty of his statements. Parsons added nothing new of moment to the discussion, for what he said was merely a rehash, made in a very bungling way, of the old facts and assertions. But the spirit in which he wrote and the ...
— James Fenimore Cooper - American Men of Letters • Thomas R. Lounsbury



Words linked to "Asperse" :   badmouth, malign, traduce, aspersion, libel, drag through the mud, accuse, charge, assassinate



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