Definition of mar in English:


Syllabification: mar
Pronunciation: /mär

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.
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


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

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