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sullied


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sully  \Sul"ly\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sullied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sullying}.]  [OE.  sulien,  AS  sylian,  fr  sol  mire;  akin  to 
  G.  suhle  mire,  sich,  s["u]hlen  to  wallow,  Sw  s["o]la  to 
  bemire,  Dan.  s["o]le,  Goth.  bisaulijan  to  defile.] 
  To  soil;  to  dirty;  to  spot;  to  tarnish;  to  stain;  to  darken; 
  --  used  literally  and  figuratively;  as  to  sully  a  sword;  to 
  sully  a  person's  reputation. 
 
  Statues  sullied  yet  with  sacrilegious  smoke. 
  --Roscommon. 
 
  No  spots  to  sully  the  brightness  of  this  solemnity. 
  --Atterbury. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sullied 
  adj  :  especially  of  reputation;  "the  senator's  seriously  damaged 
  reputation";  "a  flyblown  reputation";  "a  tarnished 
  reputation";  "inherited  a  spotted  name"  [syn:  {besmirched}, 
  {damaged},  {flyblown},  {spotted},  {stained},  {tainted}, 
  {tarnished}] 




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