cast aspersions (on)— to say or write things about someone that attack their character, work etc
I have no wish to cast aspersions on my opponent.
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Aspersions — has multiple meanings. * Aspersion is a technical term in Christianity. * Casting aspersions is an expression in idiomatic English … Wikipedia
aspersions — as|per|sions [ ə spɜrʒnz ] noun cast aspersions (on) to say or write things about someone that attack their character, work, etc.: I have no wish to cast aspersions on my opponent … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
aspersions — [[t]əspɜ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)nz, AM ʒ(ə)nz[/t]] PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR on n If you cast aspersions on someone or something, you suggest that they are not very good in some way. [FORMAL] He has flatly denied casting aspersions on the rabbi s behaviour … English dictionary
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aspersions — [əˈspɜːʃ(ə)nz] noun cast aspersions (on) to criticize someone or something[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
aspersions — ▶ plural noun VILIFICATION, disparagement, denigration, defamation, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, slander, libel, calumny; slurs, smears, insults, slights; informal mud slinging, bad mouthing; Brit. informal slagging off; formal… … Useful english dictionary
aspersions — as perÂ·sion || ÉœËÊƒn n. slander, false rumor … English contemporary dictionary
aspersions — /asparzhanz/ Term may mean the making of calumnious report or may mean nothing more than criticism or censure … Black's law dictionary
cast aspersions — To criticize, slander • • • Main Entry: ↑asperse * * * cast aspersions formal : to say critical things about (someone or someone s character) : to criticize (someone) harshly or unfairly He tried to discuss his political opponents respectfully,… … Useful english dictionary
cast aspersions (on) — phrase to say or write things about someone that attack their character, work etc I have no wish to cast aspersions on my opponent. Thesaurus: to harm someone s reputationsynonym Main entry: aspersions … Useful english dictionary