HyperDic: sully

English > 5 senses of the word Sully / sully:
VERBcontactsully, defile, corrupt, taint, cloudplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon
contactsully, tarnish, stain, maculate, defilemake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
communicationsully, defame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, besmirchcharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent
NOUNperson Sully, Thomas SullyUnited States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)
person Sully, Duc de Sully, Maxmilien de BethuneFrench statesman (1560-1641)
Sully / sully > pronunciation
Soundssah'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > Sully: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872).
SynonymThomas Sully
Instance ofpainterAn artist who paints / paints
SpanishThomas Sully
English > Sully: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningFrench statesman (1560-1641).
SynonymsDuc de Sully, Maxmilien de Bethune
Instance ofstatesman, solon, national leaderA man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
English > sully: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"sully someone's reputation"
Synonymsdefile, corrupt, taint, cloud
Broadermar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiatemake imperfect
Spanishafear, mancillar, pervertir
Catalanpervertir, sollar
English > sully: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstarnish, stain, maculate, defile
Narrowerdarkentarnish or stain
Broaderspot, fleck, blob, blotmake a spot or mark onto
Spanishdeslustrar, manchar, mancillar
Catalandesllustrar
English > sully: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningCharge falsely / falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsdefame, slander, smirch, asperse, denigrate, calumniate, smear, besmirch
NarrowerassassinateDestroy or damage seriously, as of someone's reputation
badmouth, malign, traduce, drag through the mudspeak unfavorably about
libelPrint slanderous statements against
Broadercharge, accuseblame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
Spanishcalumniar, denigrar, difamar, reputación
Catalancalumniar, denigrar, difamar, indultar, injuriar

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