To defile is defined as to make something unclean, either literally or figuratively.
To lose luster; become discolored:
To become cloudy or overcast:
(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
(Intransitive) To become spread by smearing.
To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
To dishonor; defame.
To utter a slander about.
To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs
To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
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.
To spatter, as with mud or slander; soil or sully by spattering
To make filthy; dirty; soil
To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
Disgrace is defined as to shame or dishonor.
To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
To dishonor or disgrace
To denounce is defined as to take a public stand against something and make clear you don't like or are condemning it.
To sully; stain; blemish
To smear or soil with or as if with dirt.
To become black.
To be made clean
Find another word for sullying. In this page you can discover 33 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sullying, like: defiling, staining, tarnishing, clouding, tainting, corrupting, besmirching, smearing, calumniating, denigrating and smirching.