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’
    • ‘His face was pitted with pockmarks.’
    • ‘The actress has had a terrible acne problem since high school; her cheeks and forehead are littered with unfortunate pockmarks.’
    • ‘They reported bodies everywhere, in the water and on the rocks, in caves and at abandoned campsites, the survivors disfigured by ugly pockmarks.’
    • ‘His wrinkly old skin held pockmarks and warts and scabs, and he had a large crooked nose.’
    • ‘‘Even without scratching spots on the face can leave the familiar pockmark scars,’ she said.’
    • ‘A murderer was described as a black man with dark skin, an Afro haircut, moustache, and pockmarks.’
    • ‘Scabs, blemishes, and pockmarks pervaded the rest of his face.’
    • ‘Frequently covered in zits, freckles and pockmarks, his character's faces are detailed in their expressiveness without being overly polished.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In an attempt to look enthusiastic, he smiled, but only managed to accentuate his lined face with its moonscape of pockmarks.’
    • ‘On his chin was an enormous pockmark, and surprisingly, a well-trimmed beard.’
    • ‘I scrutinized the telltale pockmarks decorating his body.’
    • ‘A shy, quiet laugh from Werner, his thin face with its pockmarks suffused by the joy that love gives.’
    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’
      • ‘The surface was covered with the tiny pockmarks of meteor strikes.’
      • ‘She quietly reads a book, oblivious to the great pockmarks of peeling paint and disintegrating plaster of the moldy wall behind her.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I'm talking about wear and tear - just faint pockmarks - within the track area.’
      • ‘Buildings still exhibited pockmarks from shelling during the war.’
      • ‘Numerous adventurers tried to break it open by taking pot shots at it, leaving nothing but pockmarks on what's actually solid stone.’
      • ‘Sizzling chunks of shrapnel tore through plaster facades, leaving pockmarks on the interior wall.’
      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’
    • ‘Nearby buildings were pockmarked by shrapnel.’
    • ‘Several more shots rang out, pockmarking the hood of the car.’
    • ‘Inside her flat the carpet was covered in broken glass and plaster, the walls pockmarked by bullets and shrapnel.’
    • ‘Even the golf course is pockmarked with holes with steam coming out.’
    • ‘Today, buildings within 200 yards of the ornate, gold-domed structures are pockmarked with bullet holes.’
    • ‘The buildings' wall was pockmarked with bullet holes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 highway leading to the hospital and the trade fair was pockmarked with craters caused by the attack.’
    • ‘The walls of his house were pockmarked by coalition fire.’
    • ‘With abandoned ruins pockmarking the countryside, he was able to collect the building material at no cost.’
    • ‘Her next correspondent is white, pockmarked, with a pony tail.’
    • ‘The battlefield is still pockmarked with shell craters’
    • ‘All the buildings are pockmarked and streaked with dust.’
    • ‘Known for his ruggedly handsome, almost movie star looks, his skin now is severely pockmarked.’
    • ‘He had a sallow pockmarked complexion with little sinister eyes.’
    • ‘Now his complexion is pockmarked and a sickly green.’
    • ‘I'm not certain, but I think Jeannie's face may have been pockmarked in places.’
    • ‘Centuries-old valley oaks are pockmarked with holes made by acorn woodpeckers, who stash acorns by the thousands in the bark.’
    • ‘It used the full width of the spire to house the eagles and the ceiling was pockmarked with holed through which the birds entered.’
    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/