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sully - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sully

(noun) United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)
Synonyms : thomas sully

(noun) French statesman (1560-1641)
(verb) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
Synonyms : cloud , corrupt , defile , taint
Example Sentence
  • sully someone's reputation

(verb) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
Synonyms : defile , maculate , stain , tarnish
Example Sentence
  • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air
  • Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man

(verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
Example Sentence
  • The journalists have defamed me!
  • The article in the paper sullied my reputation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sully

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by rakei

sully sounds like saaley in hindi we use this term to cast doubt on some one acting wrongly
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by vivekkarumudi

sue(su)+ lee(lly) by doing this we disparaging lee
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by saravpreet.302

Jake sully in avatar was soily and tarnished after his training in pandora
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by harsha00711

To all tamil guys. "Chali" means "cold" and whenever you get cold you become dirty with your kerchief full of mucus. So "sully" is also dirty. But note that here "make dirty" means "tarnish"
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by itzmesriram

sully is like gully in cricket.. "By standing in gully, ganguly sullied the match" using ganguly just becos sounds lik gully..no offences !!
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by akamaipradeep

sull always means dirty.
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by shaktipada

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