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Another word for sully

  1. To make dirty

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  2. To contaminate the reputation of

      1. To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt:
      2. To detract from or spoil:
      3. To bring disgrace to; sully:
      1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
      2. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
      3. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
      1. To discolor, soil, or spot:
      2. To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
      3. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
      1. To scatter (a liquid, for example) in drops or small amounts:
      2. To spot, splash, or soil with drops or small amounts:
      3. To strike or land on in a dispersed way:
      1. The top layer of the earth's surface in which plants can grow, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter and having the capability of retaining water.
      2. A particular kind of earth or ground:
      3. Country; land:
      1. A particle of dirt or soot:
      2. A smudge made by soot, smoke, or dirt.
      3. Sexually explicit or prurient language or material, such as books or movies.
      1. To make dirty, especially in one small area:
      2. To smear or blur (something):
      3. To fill (an orchard or an inhabited area) with dense smoke from a smudge pot in order to prevent damage from frost or to repel insects.
      1. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
      2. To apply by spreading or daubing:
      3. To cause to be blurry or spread in unwanted places:
      1. Covered or marked with dirt or an unwanted substance; unclean.
      2. Spreading dirt; polluting:
      3. Apt to soil with dirt or grime:
      1. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
      2. To disparage; belittle:
      1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
      2. A mass of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space.
      3. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm:
      1. To make black.
      2. To sully or defame:
      3. To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
      1. To stain; sully:
      2. To make dirty; soil.
      1. To make dirty; soil.
      2. To cast aspersions upon; speak badly of.

Another word for sully

  1. To soil

      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. To discolor, soil, or spot:
      2. To bring into disrepute; taint or tarnish:
      3. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
      1. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
      2. An association of disgrace with one's character or reputation.
      3. The Northern, Southern, or Western blot analyses.
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  2. To defame

      1. To condemn openly as being wrong or reprehensible.
      2. To inform against (someone); accuse publicly.
      3. To give formal announcement of the ending of (a treaty).
      1. To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.
      1. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish:
      2. Respect for propriety or morality:
      3. A pervasive, negative emotional state, usually originating in childhood, marked by chronic self-reproach and a sense of personal failure.
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