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mar

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

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1 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • Don't mar a politician's reputation with scurrilous rumors.
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Synonym Discussion of mar

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


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