Synonyms for sully

Synonyms for (noun) sully

Synonyms: Sully, Duc de Sully, Maxmilien de Bethune

Definition: French statesman (1560-1641)

Similar words: statesman, solon, national leader

Definition: a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs


Synonyms: Sully, Thomas Sully

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

Similar words: painter

Definition: an artist who paints

Synonyms for (verb) sully

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: accuse, charge

Definition: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

Usage: he charged the director with indifference


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: blob, blot, spot, fleck

Definition: make a spot or mark onto

Usage: The wine spotted the tablecloth


Synonyms: corrupt, defile, sully, taint, cloud

Definition: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

Usage: sully someone's reputation

Similar words: deflower, impair, vitiate, mar, spoil

Definition: make imperfect

Usage: nothing marred her beauty