Something that's scarred is beat up, showing marks of wear or injury. The scarred wooden floors in the old school show that generations of kids have walked on them.

The adjective scarred describes something that's been hurt and shows some physical evidence of it. Your battle-scarred tabby cat might be missing a few whiskers and have a couple of nicks in his ears, and your knees might be scarred from falling off your bike. You can even be scarred in non-physical but lasting and serious ways, like being emotionally scarred by a breakup or a friend's betrayal. Being scarred this way might make you more cautious in the future.

Definitions of scarred
  1. adjective
    blemished by injury or rough wear
    “the scarred piano bench”
    synonyms: marred
    marred by imperfections
  2. adjective
    deeply affected or marked by mental or physical pain or injury
    “Could her scarred mind ever be free of fear?”
    “a face scarred by anxiety”
    “the fire left her arm badly scarred
    having or as if having an identifying mark or a mark as specified; often used in combination
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