marred


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mar

 (mär)
tr.v. marred, mar·ring, mars
1. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
2. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
n.
A disfiguring mark; a blemish.

[Middle English merren, from Old English mierran, merran, to impede.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.marred - blemished by injury or rough wearmarred - blemished by injury or rough wear; "the scarred piano bench"; "walls marred by graffiti"
blemished - marred by imperfections
References in classic literature ?
This was a truly thrilling scene, though some persons might have thought that the sudden tumbling down of a quantity of long red hair rather marred the effect of the villain's death.
Savage though he was, and hideously marred about the face --at least to my taste -- his countenance yet had a something in it which was by no means disagreeable.
But in either case, the needle never again, of itself, recovers the original virtue thus marred or lost; and if the binnacle compasses be affected, the same fate reaches all the others that may be in the ship; even were the lowermost one inserted into the kelson.