sully: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sul'ē), [key]
— v., n., pl. -lied, -ly•ing, -lies.
- to soil, stain, or tarnish.
- to mar the purity or luster of; defile: to sully a reputation.
- to become sullied, soiled, or tarnished.
- a stain; soil.
Pronunciation: (sul'ē for 1 also Fr. sy&sylplē'), [key]
- 1560–1641, French statesman.
- 1783–1872, U.S. painter, born in England.
- sully (Thesaurus)