verb (mars, marring, marred)[with object]
Impair the quality or appearance of; spoil: violence marred a number of New Year celebrations
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.
Old English merran 'hinder, damage', of Germanic origin; probably related to Dutch marren 'loiter'.