Definition of pockmark in English:

pockmark

noun

  • 1A pitted scar or mark on the skin left by a pustule or spot.

    ‘the only possible reason for the thickness of the make-up was the pockmarks underneath’
    • ‘The actress has had a terrible acne problem since high school; her cheeks and forehead are littered with unfortunate pockmarks.’
    • ‘‘Even without scratching spots on the face can leave the familiar pockmark scars,’ she said.’
    • ‘Frequently covered in zits, freckles and pockmarks, his character's faces are detailed in their expressiveness without being overly polished.’
    • ‘His face was pitted with pockmarks.’
    • ‘For years, he was known as rugged looking and photogenic, but in the course of the campaign he was struck by a severe internal illness that also appeared as discoloration, pockmarks and partial paralysis in his face.’
    • ‘I scrutinized the telltale pockmarks decorating his body.’
    • ‘Scabs, blemishes, and pockmarks pervaded the rest of his face.’
    • ‘A murderer was described as a black man with dark skin, an Afro haircut, moustache, and pockmarks.’
    • ‘In an attempt to look enthusiastic, he smiled, but only managed to accentuate his lined face with its moonscape of pockmarks.’
    • ‘They reported bodies everywhere, in the water and on the rocks, in caves and at abandoned campsites, the survivors disfigured by ugly pockmarks.’
    • ‘A shy, quiet laugh from Werner, his thin face with its pockmarks suffused by the joy that love gives.’
    • ‘On his chin was an enormous pockmark, and surprisingly, a well-trimmed beard.’
    • ‘His wrinkly old skin held pockmarks and warts and scabs, and he had a large crooked nose.’
    pimple, pustule, blemish, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, wen, sty
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    1. 1.1 A scar, mark, or pitted area disfiguring a surface.
      ‘pockmarks and gouges in the brickwork’
      • ‘There were shrapnel pockmarks from bow to stern, and the main living area was just one enormous cavity of burnt wood, twisted metal and torn cables.’
      • ‘Such graffiti on a building or work of art would be considered a shame; to adorn these beautiful brown heavenly forms with such pockmarks is sinful and should be publicly discouraged.’
      • ‘You are stepping on a ‘war map’ made from bullet tracings and pockmarks that still exist on some buildings.’
      • ‘The surface was covered with the tiny pockmarks of meteor strikes.’
      • ‘Buildings still exhibited pockmarks from shelling during the war.’
      • ‘Sizzling chunks of shrapnel tore through plaster facades, leaving pockmarks on the interior wall.’
      • ‘I'm talking about wear and tear - just faint pockmarks - within the track area.’
      • ‘She quietly reads a book, oblivious to the great pockmarks of peeling paint and disintegrating plaster of the moldy wall behind her.’
      • ‘Numerous adventurers tried to break it open by taking pot shots at it, leaving nothing but pockmarks on what's actually solid stone.’
      scar, pit, pock, pitted scar, mark, blemish
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Cover or disfigure with pockmarks.

    ‘the area is pockmarked by gravel pits’
    ‘a pockmarked face’
    • ‘The buildings' wall was pockmarked with bullet holes.’
    • ‘Inside her flat the carpet was covered in broken glass and plaster, the walls pockmarked by bullets and shrapnel.’
    • ‘Today, buildings within 200 yards of the ornate, gold-domed structures are pockmarked with bullet holes.’
    • ‘Male prisoners entering the Old Fort passed through an entrance tunnel; the walls are pockmarked with gunholes, in case the fort was ever attacked.’
    • ‘The battlefield is still pockmarked with shell craters’
    • ‘Even the golf course is pockmarked with holes with steam coming out.’
    • ‘He had a sallow pockmarked complexion with little sinister eyes.’
    • ‘The walls of his house were pockmarked by coalition fire.’
    • ‘All the buildings are pockmarked and streaked with dust.’
    • ‘With abandoned ruins pockmarking the countryside, he was able to collect the building material at no cost.’
    • ‘It used the full width of the spire to house the eagles and the ceiling was pockmarked with holed through which the birds entered.’
    • ‘Where once there were thriving communities with neat rows of terraced houses there are now large, soulless sink estates pockmarked with yuppie designer nightmares thrown up in the eighties.’
    • ‘The highway leading to the hospital and the trade fair was pockmarked with craters caused by the attack.’
    • ‘Nearby buildings were pockmarked by shrapnel.’
    • ‘Several more shots rang out, pockmarking the hood of the car.’
    • ‘Centuries-old valley oaks are pockmarked with holes made by acorn woodpeckers, who stash acorns by the thousands in the bark.’
    • ‘I'm not certain, but I think Jeannie's face may have been pockmarked in places.’
    • ‘Her next correspondent is white, pockmarked, with a pony tail.’
    • ‘Known for his ruggedly handsome, almost movie star looks, his skin now is severely pockmarked.’
    • ‘Now his complexion is pockmarked and a sickly green.’
    irrelevant, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, immaterial, not to the point, beside the point, off the subject, extraneous, neither here nor there
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Pronunciation

pockmark

/ˈpɒkmɑːk/