Definitions for sully

Definitions for (noun) sully

Main entry: Sully, Duc de Sully, Maxmilien de Bethune

Definition: French statesman (1560-1641)

Main entry: Sully, Thomas Sully

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

Definitions for (verb) sully

Main entry: sully, defame, denigrate, calumniate, besmirch, asperse, slander, smear, smirch

Definition: charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

Usage: The journalists have defamed me! The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Main entry: maculate, tarnish, sully, defile, stain

Definition: make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

Usage: The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air; Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man

Main entry: corrupt, defile, sully, taint, cloud

Definition: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

Usage: sully someone's reputation

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