spoiled


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spoil

(spoil)
v. spoiled or spoilt (spoilt), spoil·ing, spoils
v. tr.
1.
a. To impair or destroy the quality or value of; ruin: spoiled the dish by adding too much salt.
b. To impair or destroy the enjoyment or experience of: spoiled the movie by talking throughout it.
c. To reveal details about (a movie or a book, for example) before someone has a chance to discover these details on their own: The article spoiled the next episode of my favorite TV show.
2. To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency. See Synonyms at pamper.
3. Archaic
a. To plunder; despoil.
b. To take by force.
v. intr.
To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food. See Synonyms at decay.
n.
1. spoils
a. Goods or property seized from a victim after a conflict, especially after a military victory.
b. Incidental benefits reaped by a winner, especially political patronage enjoyed by a successful party or candidate.
2. An object of plunder; prey.
3. Refuse material removed from an excavation.
4. Archaic The act of plundering; spoliation.
Phrasal Verb:
spoil for
To be eager for: spoiling for a fight.

[Middle English spoilen, to plunder, from Old French espoillier, from Latin spoliāre, from spolium, booty.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spoiled - having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention; "a spoiled child"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
2.spoiled - (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable conditionspoiled - (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
Translations
rozmazlený
ødelagt
hemmoteltu
razmažen
台無しにされた
버릇 없는
bortskämd
ถูกตามใจ

spoiled

مُدَلَّل rozmazlený ødelagt verwöhnt καομαθημένος estropeado, mimado hemmoteltu gâté razmažen viziato 台無しにされた 버릇 없는 verwend bortskjemt rozpieszczony mimado испорченный bortskämd ถูกตามใจ şımartılmış 宠坏的
References in classic literature ?
Amy chirped like a cricket, and Jo wandered through the airs at her own sweet will, always coming out at the wrong place with a croak or a quaver that spoiled the most pensive tune.
He was afraid the adventure on which he had set out would be spoiled, that he would lose courage and turn back.
We rode away, feeling so outraged that the fine morning was spoiled for us.
She has spoiled him into the worthless creature he is.
It carried all the authority of a spoiled child of fortune.
So she made the change, and straightway fancied that everything was spoiled by it; not recognizing that it was the nervousness of the juncture, and her own native squeamishness as an old maid, that wrought all the seeming mischief.
Ichabod Crane's scholars certainly were not spoiled.
There was a way to deal with that, and I dealt; the more readily for my full vision--on the evidence--of our employer's late clever, good-looking "own" man; impudent, assured, spoiled, depraved.
I won't allow it; I won't have my premises spoiled.
Sir, I mistrust it; this line looks far gone, long heat and wet have spoiled it.
Besides the soreness in my mouth, and the pain in my neck, it always made my windpipe feel bad, and if I had stopped there long I know it would have spoiled my breathing; but I grew more and more restless and irritable, I could not help it; and I began to snap and kick when any one came to harness me; for this the groom beat me, and one day, as they had just buckled us into the carriage, and were straining my head up with that rein, I began to plunge and kick with all my might.
screams Marija Berczynskas, and falls to work herself-- for there is more upon the stove inside that will be spoiled if it be not eaten.