(n.) A sprinkling, as with water or dust, in a literal sense.
(n.) The spreading of calumniations reports or charges which tarnish reputation, like the bespattering of a body with foul water; calumny.
(1) He could face a charge if it is viewed that he is casting aspersions about match officials' fairness.
(2) Until I answer that question satisfactorily, I will not cast aspersions on others."
(3) And anything casting aspersions on China's rulers, history, military, human rights record – or any other aspect of the country – is out of the question .
(4) Governor Rick Perry said in a statement: This end run around the supreme court undermines the will of the people of Texas, and casts unfair aspersions on our state's common-sense efforts to preserve the integrity of our elections process.
(5) For aspersions to be cast about her alleged financial mismanagement and bullying shows a lack of respect to a woman who has committed almost 20 years to developing Kids Company.
(6) People are always going to cast aspersions on people regardless of their activities if they’re in a place under a government that’s unpopular.
(7) What do you have in common with all these very rich people?” Cameron replied: “The aspersion you are trying to cast is completely ridiculous.” He conceded that he had not asked Green about possible tax avoidance in HSBC’s Swiss branch at the time of his appointment.
(8) Duncan said she was not casting aspersions on the standard of the designs by Heatherwick.
(9) Her dogged pursuit of the then tax commissioner, Trevor Boucher, during a Senate committee, including vague aspersions on his new role as ambassador to the OECD, led to his resignation in 1993.
(10) "A contemptuous aspersion against a senior military officer"!
(11) I know some people (men) will feel obliged to cast aspersions on my looks – believe me, I've heard it all before – but I won't apologise for the truth.
(12) But he wasn't scraping the bottom of the anecdotal barrel for Grandma Dunham's subtle aspersions, he was actually making a representative claim: much as Reverend Wright is an appropriate spokesman for a certain strain of black racism, Madelyn Dunham is the face for that of most whites.
(13) You could practically hear Bashir crisply and obediently saluting as he accused Hardin of the crime of disrespect to a general; here is just some of what he shouted, literally, each time Hardin tried to move on: "I'm sorry, I cannot allow you to cast such a contemptuous aspersion against a senior military officer by demeaning his service to this country.
(14) It is wasteful to cast aspersions on Jessie J's desires and quantify her sexuality into a sort of swingometer.
(15) Setting aside the aspersions this casts on one of the most challenging jobs in our society, a Coalition government of all governments knows that money matters, especially in education.
(16) Beijing’s aspersions about sinister western forces aside, no one group is directing this occupation.
(17) Anyway, having cast aspersions over a tragic death, doubted a coroner and insulted a grieving mother, Moir's piece builds to its climax: "Another real sadness about Gately's death is that it strikes another blow to the happy-ever-after myth of civil partnerships.
(18) Claiming to have renewed his faith in Islam, he said he did not agree with any character in The Satanic Verses who "casts aspersions... upon the authenticity of the holy Qur'an, or who rejects the divinity of Allah".
(19) are presumably confident enough to survive this mild aspersion without resort to racial violence.
(20) In its statement to the media after the allegations were published, the Cain campaign said Cain was being "targeted by liberals simply because they disagree with his politics": Dredging up thinly sourced allegations stemming from Mr Cain's tenure as the chief executive officer at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, political trade press are now casting aspersions on his character and spreading rumours that never stood up to the facts.
(a.) Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto.
(1) So again, they did what they had to and should do.” Aakjaer’s Facebook account also contained other derogatory references to eastern Europeans, a message of support for the right-wing Dansk Folkeparti’s views about border control and a photograph of six pigs with a caption: “It’s time to deploy our secret weapons against Islamists.” When Aakjaer was contacted by the Guardian in January, he said that he was not “a racist at all”.
(2) While those "close relation[s]" are not supposed to be passed on for watchlisting absent other "derogatory information", their data may be retained within TIDE for unspecified "analytic purposes".
(3) Dunham similarly opted for a snarky introduction, invoking Trump’s derogatory comments toward women the crowd: “I’m Lena Dunham and, according to Donald Trump, I’m like a two.” Both actors were early supporters of Clinton’s and stumped for her during the Democratic primary.
(4) Then there is the bedroom tax (it is always a good moment for an opposition when they make a derogatory label stick to a policy), which the Department for Work and Pensions estimates will affect 660,000 tenants.
(5) The few alluring aspect of these patients would signify the derogatory imago of a destroyed body, that does not be the mediator of the relationship to the other.
(6) Andy Gray, the Sky Sports presenter at the centre of a sexism storm following derogatory comments about a female official, has been sacked by the broadcaster in response to "new evidence of unacceptable and offensive behaviour".
(7) Wilson began hearing voices "saying derogatory things", telling him that he was finished and was going to die soon, a condition that continues to this day.
(8) The ASA said that the ads did not directly link the word "pussy" with women and so was not derogatory or sexist to women.
(9) Retrospective media analysis would probably show that the term welfare was used increasingly during the 1990s often in a derogatory manner – a 1993 Sunday Times splash about lone mothers being "wedded to welfare" being a typical example.
(10) I mean, it’s interesting; last year I was here there was a Ukip town councillor who said derogatory things about gay marriage, it was a national news story, it led on some of the BBC bulletins.
(11) The Conservative MP Tracey Crouch, who sits on Parliament's culture, media and sport select committee, told the Mirror, "It's disappointing at a time when he's trying to encourage more women to play football that he is using derogatory terminology."
(12) The players admitted to an exchange studded with offensive terms including "cunt", "fuck off" and "knobhead", plus derogatory personal comments, with Ferdinand referring to claims Terry had an affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the former partner of his ex-team-mate Wayne Bridge.
(13) Kathimerini has the details : Pulled up,,,for using derogatory language, Iliopoulos went further, condemning fellow MPs as "wretched sell-outs" and "goats".
(14) While in a separate exchange on Facebook, of which the Daily Mail has photographs, Edoardo called another fan a “moron” during a heated exchange and also used another derogatory term.
(15) Former footballer Stan Collymore has accused Twitter of not doing enough to combat illegal abuse on the network, during a week when he and the former gymnast Beth Tweddle have both been subjected to derogatory comments.
(16) Managers who are derogatory, angry, or arrogant find that confrontation is ineffective in motivating their staff to improve.
(17) They included derogatory messages about Smith as a Jew, the South Korean international Kim Bo-kyung, reportedly four other offensive texts, and a reference to Vincent Tan, Cardiff City’s Malaysian owner, as “the Chink”.
(18) Starting today, we’re taking a tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content,” Schindler says.
(19) While this is reflective of a wider societal problem , teachers can do their bit by cracking down on language when it is used in a derogatory or abusive way.
(20) Three hours after reading the text, 58 of the subjects were exposed to a non-factual, derogatory comment on the World Cup.