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Asperse Explained

ASPERSE at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

rembu4 wu4 zheng4 ye4not engage in honest work
ignore one's proper occupation
not attend to one's proper dutiesbu4 sheng4cannot b

asperse at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "asperse":
affront, calumniate, christen, defame, denigrate, deride, immerse,
insult, libel, mock, offend, scandal, scandalize, slander, slur,
sprinkle, taunt, traduce

Asperse at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Asperse \As*perse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aspersed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Aspersing}.] [L. aspersus, p. p. of aspergere to
scatter, sprinkle; ad + spargere to strew. See {Sparse}.]
1. To sprinkle, as water or dust, upon anybody or anything,
or to besprinkle any one with a liquid or with dust.

2. 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.

With blackest crimes aspersed. --Cowper.

Syn: To slander; defame; detract from; calumniate; vilify.

Usage: To {Asperse}, {Defame}, {Slander}, {Calumniate}. These
words have in common the idea of falsely assailing the
character of another. To asperse is figuratively to
cast upon a character hitherto unsullied the
imputation of blemishes or faults which render it
offensive or loathsome. To defame is to detract from a
man's honor and reputation by charges calculated to
load him with infamy. Slander (etymologically the same
as scandal) and calumniate, from the Latin, have in
common the sense of circulating reports to a man's
injury from unworthy or malicious motives. Men asperse
their neighbors by malignant insinuations; they defame
by advancing charges to blacken or sully their fair
fame; they slander or calumniate by spreading
injurious reports which are false, or by magnifying
slight faults into serious errors or crimes.

asperse at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good
name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have
defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my
reputation" [syn: {defame}, {slander}, {smirch}, {denigrate},
{calumniate}, {smear}, {sully}, {besmirch}]

asperse at English (WD) Of Explained:



* From Inter: etyl » la aspersum, past participle of aspergere.


* Inter: audio » En-us-asperse.ogg|Audio (US)


Inter: en-verb » aspers|ing
  • To sprinkle or scatter (liquid or dust).
    1. To falsely or maliciously charge another.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:defame -


      Inter: trans-see » sprinkle

    Inter: trans-see » scatter
    Inter: trans-top » to falsely charge another
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|клеветя

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: Inter: t+ » fr|asperger

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * 2004: a hand in San Marco's font / aspersed him with foul canal water — Derek Walcott, The Prodigal, (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2004) page 102


    * pareses
  • Parsees
  • serapes

  • Italian


  • Inter: conjugation of » aspergere||3|s|past historic|lang=it
  • asperse {{f}}
  • Plural of asperso


    * esparse
    • paresse
    • passere
    • spesare
    • speserà

    Category: Category:Italian past participle forms -
    Category: Category:Italian verb forms -



    Inter: la-part-form » asperse
  • Inter: inflection of » aspersus|aspersus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: et » asperse
    Translation: ko » asperse
    Translation: io » asperse
    Translation: it » asperse
    Translation: hu » asperse
    Translation: my » asperse
    Translation: pl » asperse
    Translation: ta » asperse
    Translation: te » asperse
    Translation: vi » asperse