- a mark left by a healed wound, sore, or burn.
- a lasting aftereffect of trouble, especially a lasting psychological injury resulting from suffering or trauma.
- any blemish remaining as a trace of or resulting from injury or use.
- Botany. a mark indicating a former point of attachment, as where a leaf has fallen from a stem.
- to mark with a scar.
- to form a scar in healing.
Origin of scar1
Examples from the Web for unscarred
He stood with his face to the future, to the years unscarred and waiting.The Transformation of Job
Frederick Vining Fisher
On the other side of the pasture were woods, still green, shadowy, unscarred.Red Fox
Charles G. D. Roberts
And how very few are they, that come forth, unscarred, and purified!The Rector of St. Mark's
Mary J. Holmes
You carve his body about and leave it re-modelled and unscarred.The World Set Free
Herbert George Wells
He was a jolly soul, and the tragic experience he had gone through seemed to have left him unscarred.The Trembling of a Leaf
William Somerset Maugham
- any mark left on the skin or other tissue following the healing of a wound
- a permanent change in a person's character resulting from emotional distresshis wife's death left its scars on him
- the mark on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp the attachment of a leaf to a stem
- a mark of damage; blemish
- to mark or become marked with a scar
- (intr) to heal leaving a scar
- an irregular enlongated trench-like feature on a land surface that often exposes bedrock
- a similar formation in a river or sea
Word Origin and History for unscarred
late 14c., from Old French escare "scab" (Modern French escarre), from Late Latin eschara, from Greek eskhara "scab formed after a burn," literally "hearth, fireplace," of unknown origin. English sense probably influenced by Middle English skar (late 14c.) "crack, cut, incision," from Old Norse skarð, related to score (n.). Figurative sense attested from 1580s.
"bare and broken rocky face of a cliff or mountain," 1670s, earlier "rock, crag" (14c.), perhaps from Old Norse sker "isolated rock or low reef in the sea," from Proto-Germanic *sker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
- The fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue destroyed by injury or disease.
- To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar.
- To form scar.