scarred

adjective \ ˈskärd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of scarred

: having or marked by a scar or many scars
  • a scarred finger/face
  • an old, badly scarred piece of furniture
  • The old tile on the walls is cracked and grimy; the wooden floor is scarred; pipes and wires look slapdash and dangerous.
  • —Thomas Matthews
  • At night, when candlelight softens their scarred and weathered faces, the hard men of the French Foreign Legion begin to sing.
  • —Geraldine Brooks
  • The plains of western Wyoming are today a scarred moonscape of gray hills, but 50 million years ago they were mostly swampland, lush with exotic life.
  • —Natalie Angier
  • The impression left by her study is that it indeed took fortitude on the part of these authors to channel resentment into creation, to make beautiful texts out of scarred lives.
  • —Lois E. Nesbitt

First Known Use of scarred

15th century

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