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sully

  

      vb   , -lies, -lying, -lied  
1    to stain or tarnish (a reputation, etc.) or (of a reputation) to become stained or tarnished  
      n   pl   , -lies  
2    a stain  
3    the act of sullying  
     (C16: probably from French souiller to soil)  
  sulliable      adj  


Sully     (French)  
      n   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  
Sully-Prudhomme     (French)  
      n   René François Armand (rəne frɑ̃swa armɑ̃). 1839--1907, French poet: Nobel prize for literature 1901  
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Sully     (French)  
      n   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  


sully  
      vb   , -lies, -lying, -lied  
1    to stain or tarnish (a reputation, etc.) or (of a reputation) to become stained or tarnished  
      n   pl   , -lies  
2    a stain  
3    the act of sullying  
     (C16: probably from French souiller to soil)  
  sulliable      adj  
Sully-Prudhomme     (French)  
      n   René François Armand (rəne frɑ̃swa armɑ̃). 1839--1907, French poet: Nobel prize for literature 1901  

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sully

  
  
befoul, besmirch, blemish, contaminate, darken, defile, dirty, disgrace, dishonour, pollute, smirch, spoil, spot, stain, taint, tarnish  

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sulkily, surlily, Sulla, squally

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