dirty or tarnished, especially said of a reputation
– Margie closed her bank account with the large German bank because it had a sullied reputation.
– Anthony’s career in politics was sullied after the scandal.
– I sullied my new shirt when I spilled some food on it during lunch.
dirty, tarnished, shabby, soiled, seedy, tacky
Abstract (noun, adjective)
(adj.) 1. not specific or concrete; 2. based on general theory rather than something specific; 3. nonrepresentational (in art); (n.) a summary of a longer text, especially of an academic article; (v.) to develop or conceptualize a line of thought from a concrete reality to a general principle or an intellectual idea
– I don’t like abstract painting that much, I prefer masterpieces from the Realism art movement.
– The professor’s argument on black holes was so abstract that no one in the room could understand it.
– John finished his paper by writing a short abstract summarizing the main points in his paper.
(adj.) theoretical, notional, hypothetical, nonspecific, nonrepresentational, (n.) brief, summary, outline, essence, (v.) extract, isolate, separate
(adj.) concrete, factual, material