1. [syn: marred, scarred]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mar \Mar\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marred (m[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb.
n. Marring.] [OE. marren, merren, AS. merran, myrran (in
comp.), to obstruct, impede, dissipate; akin to OS. merrian,
OHG. marrjan, merran; cf. D. marren, meeren, to moor a ship,
Icel. merja to bruise, crush, and Goth. marzjan to offend.
Cf. Moor, v.]
1. To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or
defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface.
I pray you mar no more trees with wiring love songs
in their barks. --Shak.
But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost.
Ire, envy, and despair
Which marred all his borrowed visage. --Milton.
2. To spoil; to ruin. "It makes us, or it mars us." "Striving
to mend, to mar the subject." --Shak.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "marred":
bandy, bandy-legged, battered, beautiless, blemished, blighted,
bloated, blotted, botched, bowlegged, bruised, cacophonic,
cacophonous, checked, cicatrized, club-footed, cracked, crazed,
defaced, defective, deformed, destroyed, disfigured, distorted,
dwarfed, dysphemistic, dysphemized, faulty, flatfooted, flawed,
grotesque, homely, ill-made, ill-proportioned, ill-shaped,
impaired, inelegant, keloidal, kinked, knock-kneed, malformed,
misbegotten, misproportioned, misshapen, monstrous, mutilated,
out of shape, pigeon-toed, pimpled, pimply, plain, pug-nosed,
rachitic, rickety, ruined, scabbed, scabby, scarified, scarred,
short on looks, simous, snub-nosed, split, spoiled, spoilt, stumpy,
swaybacked, talipedic, truncated, twisted, uglified, ugly,
ugly as hell, ugly as sin, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbeautiful,
uncomely, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing, unpretty, unsightly,