Definition of pockmark in English:

pockmark

noun

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

    • ‘On his chin was an enormous pockmark, and surprisingly, a well-trimmed beard.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Frequently covered in zits, freckles and pockmarks, his character's faces are detailed in their expressiveness without being overly polished.’
    • ‘‘Even without scratching spots on the face can leave the familiar pockmark scars,’ she said.’
    • ‘A shy, quiet laugh from Werner, his thin face with its pockmarks suffused by the joy that love gives.’
    • ‘His wrinkly old skin held pockmarks and warts and scabs, and he had a large crooked nose.’
    • ‘His face was pitted with pockmarks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I scrutinized the telltale pockmarks decorating his body.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Sizzling chunks of shrapnel tore through plaster facades, leaving pockmarks on the interior wall.’
      • ‘Buildings still exhibited pockmarks from shelling during the war.’
      • ‘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.’
      scar, pit, pock, pitted scar, mark, blemish
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually be pockmarked
  • Cover or disfigure with pockmarks.

    ‘the area is pockmarked by gravel pits’
    ‘a pockmarked face’
    • ‘With abandoned ruins pockmarking the countryside, he was able to collect the building material at no cost.’
    • ‘Centuries-old valley oaks are pockmarked with holes made by acorn woodpeckers, who stash acorns by the thousands in the bark.’
    • ‘The highway leading to the hospital and the trade fair was pockmarked with craters caused by the attack.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The walls of his house were pockmarked by coalition fire.’
    • ‘Today, buildings within 200 yards of the ornate, gold-domed structures are pockmarked with bullet holes.’
    • ‘Known for his ruggedly handsome, almost movie star looks, his skin now is severely pockmarked.’
    • ‘Male prisoners entering the Old Fort passed through an entrance tunnel; the walls are pockmarked with gunholes, in case the fort was ever attacked.’
    • ‘Nearby buildings were pockmarked by shrapnel.’
    • ‘He had a sallow pockmarked complexion with little sinister eyes.’
    • ‘Her next correspondent is white, pockmarked, with a pony tail.’
    • ‘Several more shots rang out, pockmarking the hood of the car.’
    • ‘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 battlefield is still pockmarked with shell craters’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All the buildings are pockmarked and streaked with dust.’
    • ‘Even the golf course is pockmarked with holes with steam coming out.’
    • ‘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

/ˈpɑkˌmɑrk//ˈpäkˌmärk/