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mar Syllabification: mar

Definition of mar in English:

verb (mars, marring, marred)

[with object]
1Impair the appearance of; disfigure: no wrinkles marred her face
More example sentences
  • There were two distinctive scars on his face, but they did not did mar his appearance.
  • The church is currently being repainted whilst construction to the front of the Secondary School mars its appearance somewhat.
  • For many, the cameo was quite possibly the weakest guest appearance ever recorded, marring the entire middle of a potential classic.
Synonyms
spoil, impair, disfigure, detract from, blemish, scar;
mutilate, deface, deform
spoil, ruin, impair, damage, wreck;
harm, hurt, blight, taint, tarnish, sully, stain, pollute
informal foul up
formal vitiate
1.1Impair the quality of; spoil: violence marred a number of New Year celebrations

Origin

Old English merran 'hinder, damage', of Germanic origin; probably related to Dutch marren 'loiter'.

Words that rhyme with mar

aargh, Accra, afar, ah, aha, aide-mémoire, ajar, Alcazar, are, Armagh, armoire, Artois, au revoir, baa, bah, bar, barre, bazaar, beaux-arts, Bekaa, bête noire, Bihar, bizarre, blah, Bogotá, Bonnard, bra, cafard, café noir, Calabar, car, Carr, Castlebar, catarrh, Changsha, char, charr, cigar, comme ci comme ça, commissar, coup d'état, de haut en bas, devoir, Dhofar, Directoire, Du Bois, Dumas, Dunbar, éclat, embarras de choix, escritoire, fah, famille noire, far, feu de joie, film noir, foie gras, Fra, galah, gar, guar, guitar, ha, hah, ha-ha, Halacha, hurrah, hussar, huzza, insofar, Invar, jar, je ne sais quoi, ka, kala-azar, Kandahar, khimar, Khorramshahr, knar, Krasnodar, Kwa, la-di-da, lah, Lehár, Loire, ma, mama, mamma, Mardi Gras, ménage à trois, mirepoix, moire, nam pla, Navarre, noir, objet d'art, pa, pah, Panama, papa, par, Pará, Paraná, pas, pâté de foie gras, peau-de-soie, pietà, Pinot Noir, pooh-bah, poult-de-soie, pya, rah, registrar, Saar, Salazar, Sana'a, sang-froid, scar, schwa, Seychellois, shah, Shangri-La, shikar, ska, sol-fa, spa, spar, star, Starr, Stranraer, ta, tahr, tar, tartare, tata, tra-la, tsar, Twa, Villa, voilà, waratah, yah

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