Thesaurus

mar

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of mar

(Entry 1 of 2)

something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
  • the Johnsons complained to the movers about broken dishes and mars on the furniture

Synonyms for mar

Words Related to mar

Near Antonyms for mar

mar

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of mar (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • mar a politician's reputation with scurrilous rumors

Synonyms for mar

Words Related to mar

Near Antonyms for mar

See the Dictionary Definition 

Choose the Right Synonym for mar

Verb

injure, harm, hurt, damage, impair, mar mean to affect injuriously. injure implies the inflicting of anything detrimental to one's looks, comfort, health, or success. badly injured in an accident harm often stresses the inflicting of pain, suffering, or loss. careful not to harm the animals hurt implies inflicting a wound to the body or to the feelings. hurt by their callous remarks damage suggests injury that lowers value or impairs usefulness. a table damaged in shipping impair suggests a making less complete or efficient by deterioration or diminution. years of smoking had impaired his health mar applies to injury that spoils perfection (as of a surface) or causes disfigurement. the text is marred by many typos

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mar

Time Traveler for mar

Time Traveler

The first known use of mar was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Mar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Mar. Accessed 12 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on mar

Dictionary: Definition of mar

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with mar

Spanish Central: Translation of mar

Nglish: Translation of mar for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of mar for Arabic Speakers

Comments on mar

What made you want to look up mar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period of high artistic development

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!