verb (used with object), marred, mar·ring.
Origin of mar
SYNONYMS FOR mar
Related formsun·marred, adjectiveun·mar·ring, adjective
Examples from the Web for marred
The accident rate in Asia has marred what was in 2014 a banner year for aviation safety.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And there is no doubt, too, that its legacy will be marred by the controversy it stirred, both on and off screen.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ichikowitz and his brother Eric have been marred before by corruption scandals.
Her last official engagement before she gave birth to baby George was marred by her skirts blowing up and flashing her underwear.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 19th and early 20th centuries were marred by pogroms against Jewish communities.
Many a great reputation has been marred by faults of character, but this was not the case with George Stephenson.Railway Adventures and Anecdotes|Various
Whatever other flaws she had, Persis was not marred by self-conceit.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
How then can it be said that Christianity has been in changeless opposition to nature as man has marred it?The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
He knew he was getting better and his recovery would not be long, but his satisfaction was marred by keen bitterness.Brandon of the Engineers|Harold Bindloss
It was but a bonfire in appearance, yet it marred both the landscape and the meditative rest of the gazer.