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1. sully

verb. ['ˈsʌli'] charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.

Synonyms

  • defame
  • smear
  • accuse
  • denigrate
  • besmirch
  • charge
  • drag through the mud
  • traduce
  • slander
  • calumniate
  • badmouth
  • smirch
  • assassinate
  • libel
  • asperse

Antonyms

  • benign
  • beneficent
  • benignancy
  • kind

Etymology

  • sulien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sylian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Sully

  • mccully
  • mcculley
  • scully
  • sculley
  • tully
  • sullie
  • lulie
  • kully
  • gully
  • gulley
  • cully
  • culley

Sentences with sully


1. Verb, base form
Bankruptcies, tax liens and judgments resulting from civil litigation can sully your professional and personal background.

2. sully

verb. ['ˈsʌli'] make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically.

Synonyms

  • maculate
  • darken
  • stain
  • blot
  • defile
  • spot
  • blob
  • fleck

Antonyms

  • clean
  • uncover
  • absolve
  • flatter

Etymology

  • sulien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sylian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. Sully

noun. French statesman (1560-1641).

Synonyms

  • Maxmilien de Bethune

4. Sully

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

5. sully

verb. ['ˈsʌli'] place under suspicion or cast doubt upon.

Synonyms

  • impair
  • taint
  • mar
  • defile
  • spoil
  • corrupt
  • deflower
  • vitiate

Antonyms

  • calm
  • overcharge
  • discharge
  • unburden

Etymology

  • sulien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sylian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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