- 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.
Variant of mar
Origin: Middle 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