marred marred  /ˈmɑrd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
  2. (v) make imperfect
  3. (adj) blemished by injury or rough wear
  4. (v) destroy or injure severely
  5. (n) the month following February and preceding April

Usage(s):

  1. Although the most sought after stars graced the occasion, the award ceremony was marred by sloganeering and shouting.
  2. The ugly head butting incident marred an otherwise exciting and truly sensational game of football.

News

  1. US Open Leaderboard 2013: Which Stars Are on Top After Day 2?

    After severe thunderstorms marred Day 1 at the 2013 U.S. Open, players returned to Merion Golf Club's East Course on Friday, many looking to improve on their opening round effort and survive the weekend cut. But despite some stellar play from relative unknown Billy Horschel, Merion has gotten the better of the world's best golfers through the first half of this June's major. Horschel stole the ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. UN Climate Talks Marred by Decision-Making Spat

    UN climate talks marred by dispute over how decisions are made in 2-decade-long process        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Is Xbox One the ‘future of PRISM’?

    The Xbox One has been a public relations nightmare so far for Microsoft. The console’s debut was marred by unclear policies and misinformation, and gamers haven’t been shy in letting Microsoft know how they feel. But it’s not just the used game policy, game-sharing limitations and connectivity requirements that have people up in arms — some gamers are absolutely outraged at one of the Xbox One’s ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Her tenure in the academy was marred, in my view, by her decision to punish the military, and would be recruits, for a policy-'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and the Solomon amendment-that was enacted by members of Congress and signed into law by President...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jon Kyl Source: Harvard Crimson

  2. "The campaign of violence and intimidation that has marred this election has done a great disservice to the people of the country and must end immediately," Mr Ban said.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: The Australian

  3. Hodgson said: "It was a wonderful night. Shakhtar showed what a good team they are; their ability to pass and keep the ball is as good as I've seen in 35 years. The only thing that marred the evening was the sending off of Murphy, who had a very...
    on Feb 25, 2010 By: Roy Hodgson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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