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摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 5, 2022 is: sully • \SUL-ee\  • ve...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 5, 2022 is:

sully • \SUL-ee\  • verb

Sully means "to make soiled or tarnished."

// The money-related charges brought against the restaurant's owner has sullied her reputation.

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Examples:

"When she began living next to the beach in Barcelona, New Yorker Elizabeth Sherr was distressed to see all the cigarette butts and litter sullying its golden sand. The 24-year-old began a campaign to pick up the rubbish piece by piece, posting videos on TikTok encouraging others to get involved." — Graham Keeley, i (inews.co.uk), 10 June 2021

Did you know?

The spelling of sully has shifted several times since it was sylian in Old English, but its meaning has remained essentially the same: "to soil." In case you are wondering whether sullen (meaning "gloomy or morose") is a relative, the answer is "no." Sullen comes from Latin solus, meaning "alone."



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