- to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil: That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.
- to disfigure, deface, or scar: The scratch marred the table.
Origin of mar
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Examples from the Web for unmarred
The smooth white surface of the snow was unmarred by track of beast or bird.The Gaunt Gray Wolf
His was a sudden, heavy lapsing into forgetfulness, unmarred by dreams.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
And they had it, unmarred by any sadness or jealousy on her part.Katharine Frensham
It was evident that the two officers of justice did not enjoy an unmarred serenity.The Knight of Malta
The print must not be cut down in size, and its face must be unmarred.Chats on Japanese Prints
Arthur Davison Ficke
- (tr) to cause harm to; spoil or impair
- a disfiguring mark; blemish
Word Origin and History for unmarred
Old English merran (Anglian), mierran (West Saxon) "to waste, spoil," from Proto-Germanic *marzjan (cf. Old Frisian meria, Old High German marren "to hinder, obstruct," Gothic marzjan "to hinder, offend"), from PIE root *mers- "to trouble, confuse" (cf. Sanskrit mrsyate "forgets, neglects," Lithuanian mirszati "to forget"). Related: Marred; marring.