Definitions for sullyˈsʌl i; for 1 also Fr. süˈli
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Sully, Thomas Sully(noun)
United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)
Sully, Duc de Sully, Maxmilien de Bethune(verb)
French statesman (1560-1641)
defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud(verb)
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
"sully someone's reputation"
tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile(verb)
make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
"The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch(verb)
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"
to soil or stain; to dirty
He did not wish to sully his hands with gardening.
to damage or corrupt
He did not wish to sully his reputation with an ill-mannered comment.
Origin: From sulien (also sulwen), from sylian, from suliwōnan, from sūl-. Cognate with sulian, soluwen, sühlen, søle, söla. Perhaps conflated partially with souillier , from the same source. Related also to solian. More at soil.
to soil; to dirty; to spot; to tarnish; to stain; to darken; -- used literally and figuratively; as, to sully a sword; to sully a person's reputation
to become soiled or tarnished
soil; tarnish; stain
Origin: [OE. sulien, AS. sylian, fr. sol mire; akin to G. suhle mire, sich, shlen to wallow, Sw. sla to bemire, Dan. sle, Goth. bisaulijan to defile.]
Sully is a city in Jasper County, Iowa, United States. The population was 821 at the 2010 census. The town is named after railroad man Alfred Sully.
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