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sully

sul·ly

sully

 
pronunciation:
suh li
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sullied, sullies, sullying
definition 1: to make dirty or tarnished.
She sullied the page with erasures.
synonyms:
defile, dirty, soil
similar words:
befoul, begrime, besmear, mar, smear, smudge, spot, stain, taint, tarnish
definition 2: to ruin the purity or perfection of.
His bankruptcy sullied his good name.
synonyms:
blemish, defile, dirty, spoil
similar words:
besmear, blacken, cloud, damage, dishonor, injure, mar, ruin, soil, stain, taint, tarnish