verb (used with object), marred, mar·ring.
Words nearby mar
Origin of mar
SYNONYMS FOR mar
OTHER WORDS FROM marun·marred, adjectiveun·mar·ring, adjective
Examples from the Web for marring
Nat Lee, who was accounted mad, had at least sense enough to refrain from marring Shakspeare.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 1 of 3)|John Doran
There is, however, in the entire human race, a fatal instinct for marring itself.Old Familiar Faces|Theodore Watts-Dunton
Yet I think the cry was less from pain than to see the marring of her shining breastplate; and the tears started to her eyes.A Heroine of France|Evelyn Everett-Green
There is a great moderation to be had in such things as matters of so great moment, to the making or marring of a childe.The Cries of London|John Thomas Smith
We should say more of the plot, did we not purposely abstain from marring the reader's interest by any indiscreet foreshadowing.