unaspersed

asperse

[uh-spurs]
verb (used with object), aspersed, aspersing.
1.
to attack with false, malicious, and damaging charges or insinuations; slander.
2.
to sprinkle; bespatter.

Origin:
1480–90; < Latin aspersus besprinkled (past participle of aspergere), equivalent to a- a-5 + -sper- (combining form of spar-, variant of sparg- sparge) + -sus, variant of -tus past participle suffix

asperser, noun
aspersive, adjective
aspersively, adverb
unaspersed, adjective
unaspersive, adjective


1. malign, abuse, traduce.
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asperse (əˈspɜːs)
 
vb
1.  to spread false rumours about; defame
2.  rare to sprinkle, as with water in baptism
 
[C15: from Latin aspersus, from aspergere to sprinkle]
 
as'perser
 
n
 
as'persive
 
adj
 
as'persively
 
adv

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asperse
late 15c., "to besprinkle," from L. aspersus, pp. of aspergere (see aspersion). Meaning "to bespatter someone's character with rumor and false reports" is recorded from 1610s.
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