Search Result for "marred":
1. blemished by injury or rough wear;
- Example: "the scarred piano bench"
- Example: "walls marred by graffiti"
[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. [1913 Webster] I pray you mar no more trees with wiring love songs in their barks. --Shak. [1913 Webster] But mirth is marred, and the good cheer is lost. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Ire, envy, and despair Which marred all his borrowed visage. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To spoil; to ruin. "It makes us, or it mars us." "Striving to mend, to mar the subject." --Shak. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
marred adj 1: blemished by injury or rough wear; "the scarred piano bench"; "walls marred by graffiti" [syn: marred, scarred]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, warped, wrecked