Textual thesaurus for "Sully"

(noun) Duc de Sully, Maxmilien de Bethune

French statesman (1560-1641)

(noun) Thomas Sully

United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)

(verb) sully, defame, denigrate, calumniate, besmirch, asperse, slander, smear, smirch

charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

The journalists have defamed me! The article in the paper sullied my reputation

(verb) maculate, tarnish, sully, defile, stain

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air; Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man

(verb) corrupt, defile, sully, taint, cloud

place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

sully someone's reputation