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noun as in detriment

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Smaller WhatsApp rivals are having a moment in the sun in India after the world’s largest instant messaging app got marred in controversy over its updated privacy policy.

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The game was marred by the Eagles’ controversial quarterback switch.

Disturbing those remains would add even more insult to a region that has been marred by pollution and disease from energy and manufacturing plants establishing themselves there.

The false assertion that the election was marred by widespread voter fraud was consistently reinforced by cheapfakes.

Claiming to think that the presidential election in its entirety was marred by fraud and illegality.

He sits in dark corners of the narrative, a bit inanimate, like a broken chair marring a finely furnished room.

A cloth or paper is placed over the back of the chair to prevent marring of the varnish or wood.

Yet I think the cry was less from pain than to see the marring of her shining breastplate; and the tears started to her eyes.

My popularity grew as the improvements increased, but one trifling incident came near marring it.

By what she was doing she was marring her chance of preserving into old age the appearance of comparative youth.

The thought should be clothed in a perfect body, so that nothing can be added or subtracted without marring the beauty.


On this page you'll find 204 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to marring, such as: accident, blow, bruise, casualty, catastrophe, and contamination.

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