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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sul·ly v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sullied p. pr. & vb. n. Sullying ]  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) 2.0

      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,

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See sully