- Marred is defined as sullied, spoiled, impaired or disfigured to make something imperfect.
A red wine stain spilled in the middle of the carpet is an example of something that marred the carpet.
This spilled wine has marred the carpet.
(comparative more marred, superlative most marred)
- simple past tense and past participle of mar
Variant of mar
transitive verbmarred, marring
Origin of marMiddle English marren ; from Old English mierran, to hinder, spoil, akin to Gothic marzjan, to offend ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mer-, to disturb, anger from source Sanskrit mŕṣyate, (he) forgets, neglects