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Synonyms of sully

Noun


1. Sully, Thomas Sully

usage: United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)

2. Sully, Duc de Sully, Maxmilien de Bethune

usage: French statesman (1560-1641)

Verb


1. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud, mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate

usage: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"

2. tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile, spot, fleck, blob, blot

usage: 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"

3. defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, sully, besmirch, charge, accuse

usage: 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"

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