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Overview of noun sully

The noun sully has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Sully, Thomas Sully

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

2. Sully, Duc de Sully, Maxmilien de Bethune

(French statesman (1560-1641))


Overview of verb sully

The verb sully has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud

(place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation")

2. tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile

(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 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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