marring marring  /ˈmɑ rɪŋ/


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


  1. In Minnesota, the highway employees have removed the last of the advertisements marring the motor roads through that state.
  2. A buzz-saw operator whose activities were marring the sound track was paid $200 to knock it off for the day.
  3. Ordinary regal lilies are dehiscent: the pollen-bearing anthers swell, burst open, shower sticky golden dust on the blossoms, marring their virginal immaculacy.


  1. Closter hears presentation on improving downtown

    CLOSTER €” After years of complications marring the downtown business district, the borough is finally moving forward to restore its commerce zone back to the “hub of the Northern Valley.”
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Dormant Chuck and Sally’s Tavern coming back to life as The Bridge

    Six years of closure have taken their toll on the façade of the old Chuck and Sally’s Tavern building on the north end of Morgan Junction along California Ave. S.W., with soiled paint, the occasional marring of graffiti and windows frosted by time and dust, rather than holiday snow sprayed from a can. In what is starting to look like a trend, the owners of The Bridge bar and restaurant at Avalon ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: West Seattle Herald


  1. /PanARMENIAN.Net/ "According to the data I possess, the authorities are marring the elections," Armenia's first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan said on February 19.
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: Levon Ter-Petrosian Source: PanARMENIAN.Net

  2. "Technology is marring the lines ...... and at the end of the day I think we're going to move more in the Jeffersonian, free-speech direction," Powell said.
    on Jan 7, 2005 By: Michael Powell Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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