- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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
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