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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Spoil \Spoil\ (spoil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spoiled (spoild) or
Spoilt (spoilt); p. pr. & vb. n. Spoiling.] [F. spolier,
OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf.
1. To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; --
with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil
one of his goods or possessions. "Ye shall spoil the
Egyptians." --Ex. iii. 22.
My sons their old, unhappy sire despise,
Spoiled of his kingdom, and deprived of eyes.
2. To seize by violence; to take by force; to plunder.
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and
spoil his goods, except he will first bind the
strong man. --Mark iii.
3. To cause to decay and perish; to corrupt; to vitiate; to
Spiritual pride spoils many graces. --Jer. Taylor.
4. To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin;
to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops spoiled
by insects; to spoil the eyes by reading.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having the character or disposition harmed by pampering
or oversolicitous attention; "a spoiled child" [syn:
2: (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad
meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food" [syn: bad,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
130 Moby Thesaurus words for "spoiled":
ausgespielt, bad, bankrupt, barfy, beautiless, blasted, blemished,
blighted, blotted, botched, brackish, broken, bungled, butchered,
cacophonic, cacophonous, cankered, carious, cloying, coddled,
corrupt, decayed, decomposed, defaced, desolated, destroyed,
devastated, disfigured, done for, done in, down-and-out,
dysphemistic, dysphemized, fallen, festering, fetid, finished,
flawed, foul, fulsome, fumbled, gangrened, gangrenous, gone bad,
gone to pot, high, homely, icky, ill-advised, ill-considered,
ill-contrived, ill-devised, ill-done, ill-executed, ill-managed,
impaired, impolitic, in ruins, indulged, inelegant, irremediable,
kaput, maggoty, marred, mawkish, misconducted, misdirected,
misguided, mismanaged, mortified, muffed, murdered, nasty,
nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, necrosed, necrotic, negligent,
noisome, noxious, off, offensive, overripe, overthrown, pampered,
peccant, plain, poisonous, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rancid,
rank, ravaged, rebarbative, rotten, rotting, ruined, ruinous,
short on looks, sickening, sphacelated, spoiled rotten, spoilt,
stinking, suppurating, suppurative, tainted, uglified, ugly,
ugly as hell, ugly as sin, ulcerated, unaesthetic, unattractive,
unbeautiful, uncomely, undone, unhandsome, unlovely, unpleasing,
unpretty, unsightly, vile, vomity, wasted, weevily, wrecked,
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