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Definition of asperse:

  1. To bespatter with foul reports or false and injurious charges; to tarnish in point of reputation or good name; to slander or calumniate; as, to asperse a poet or his writings; to asperse a man's character.
  2. To sprinkle, as water or dust, upon anybody or anything, or to besprinkle any one with a liquid or with dust.


maculate, defame, depreciate, defile, besmirch, belittle, smutch, derogate, smudge, tarnish, crimes, denigrate, sully, libel, revile, malign, attack, disparage, law, smirch, calumniate, tear down, decry, daub, corrupt, slander, vilify, cloud, slur, minimize, backbite, smear, stain, traduce, taint, cast aspersions on, blur.

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