Sullied



verb (used with object), sullied, sullying.
1.
to soil, stain, or tarnish.
2.
to mar the purity or luster of; defile:
to sully a reputation.
verb (used without object), sullied, sullying.
3.
to become sullied, soiled, or tarnished.
noun, plural sullies.
4.
Obsolete. a stain; soil.
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
1.
to stain or tarnish (a reputation, etc) or (of a reputation) to become stained or tarnished
noun (pl) -lies
2.
a stain
3.
the act of sullying
noun
1.
Maximilien de Béthune (maksimiljɛ̃ də betyn), Duc de Sully. 1559–1641, French statesman; minister of Henry IV. He helped restore the finances of France after the Wars of Religion

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