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Synonyms for spoilspɔɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spoil(noun)

    (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)

    "to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy"

    Synonyms:
    spoliation, despoilation, despoilment, spoilation, spoilage, despoliation, spoiling

  2. spoil, spoiling, spoilage(noun)

    the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it

    "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"

    Synonyms:
    spoilage, spoliation, despoliation, spoil, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, spoiling

  3. spoil, spoliation, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, despoliation(verb)

    the act of stripping and taking by force

    Synonyms:
    spoilage, spoliation, despoliation, spoil, spoilation, despoilation, despoilment, spoiling

  4. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up(verb)

    make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, stammer, mud, plunder, impair, drift, pamper, hot up, flub, suck, featherbed, mar, gasconade, squander, ruffle up, boast, heat up, vaunt, itch, screw up, ball up, mire, frustrate, corrupt, bluster, gas, deflower, spoil, muck up, rape, tease, grope, violate, bollocks, mollycoddle, bungle, bollocks up, fumble, muck, shove along, shove off, foil, stutter, blow, bollix, rumple, coddle, cosset, shoot a line, scotch, go bad, ruffle, baby, cross, louse up, fellate, float, botch up, bodge, mess up, brag, bobble, baffle, muff, be adrift, fluff, mess, mishandle, tout, foul up, swash, blunder, indulge, despoil, waste, go down on, stumble, blow out, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, bumble, falter, cocker, burn out, misconduct, mismanage

  5. spoil, go bad(verb)

    become unfit for consumption or use

    "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, die, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, fail, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, fumble, vitiate, flub, rape, thwart, ball up, spoil, featherbed, bollocks up, conk out, bollocks, break, baffle, give out, mess up, go, despoil, deflower, louse up, mar, indulge, muff, violate, break down, cocker, give way, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, coddle, bollix up, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

  6. corrupt, spoil(verb)

    alter from the original

    Synonyms:
    pamper, subvert, violate, frustrate, scotch, botch, foil, baby, itch, bungle, go bad, deflower, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, demoralise, botch up, cloud, misdirect, blow, debase, screw up, pervert, demoralize, sully, bilk, fumble, flub, rape, profane, featherbed, ball up, defile, bollocks, baffle, bobble, mess up, taint, vitiate, thwart, deprave, bollocks up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, buy, despoil, louse up, grease one's palms, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bribe, coddle, bollix up, debauch, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

  7. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge(verb)

    treat with excessive indulgence

    "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, gratify, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, flub, fumble, vitiate, rape, thwart, ball up, featherbed, bollocks up, bollocks, screw up, baffle, mess up, luxuriate, despoil, deflower, louse up, bollix, mar, indulge, muff, violate, pander, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, coddle, bollix up, cosset, spoil, corrupt, bodge

  8. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, mar, sweep, dumbfound, plunder, foil, scupper, mystify, cut through, pamper, flub, span, dun, rape, crucify, baby, regulate, bedevil, itch, screw up, ball up, indulge, interbreed, stick, cut across, corrupt, elude, get over, deflower, spoil, puzzle, gravel, violate, beat, mollycoddle, bungle, intersect, bollocks up, fumble, evade, rag, blow, bollix, torment, amaze, bewilder, coddle, cosset, frustrate, peril, scotch, featherbed, crossbreed, cross, get, louse up, perplex, botch up, bodge, traverse, bobble, baffle, muff, bollocks, pass over, pose, fluff, vex, mishandle, endanger, foul up, stupefy, flummox, track, hybridize, cover, despoil, muck up, bumble, mess up, impair, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, get across, expose, go bad, hybridise, cocker, nonplus

  9. itch, spoil(verb)

    have a strong desire or urge to do something

    "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, rub, fumble, vitiate, flub, rape, thwart, featherbed, ball up, bollocks, baffle, mess up, despoil, deflower, scratch, louse up, bollocks up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, coddle, bollix up, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

  10. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder(verb)

    destroy and strip of its possession

    "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

    Synonyms:
    baffle, pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, foray, bilk, dishonour, itch, bungle, rifle, ravish, muck up, dishonor, mishandle, bumble, plunder, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, pillage, transgress, fumble, vitiate, flub, rape, baby, impair, ball up, featherbed, bollocks up, loot, break, desecrate, despoil, bodge, mess up, sack, deflower, offend, thwart, louse up, breach, go against, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, infract, strip, outrage, cocker, foul up, ransack, cross, fluff, assault, mollycoddle, bobble, profane, reave, coddle, bollix up, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bollocks

  11. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate(verb)

    make imperfect

    "nothing marred her beauty"

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, debase, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, deflower, demoralise, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, screw up, pervert, demoralize, fumble, flub, rape, thwart, ruin, ball up, subvert, featherbed, bollocks up, plunder, bollocks, baffle, mess up, despoil, vitiate, invalidate, louse up, mar, indulge, spoil, muff, violate, mutilate, void, deprave, cocker, misdirect, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, profane, coddle, bollix up, debauch, cosset, bollix, corrupt, bodge

Wiktionary

  1. spoil(verb)

    To ruin the character of, by overindulgence; to coddle or pamper to excess.

    Synonyms:
    indulge, mollycoddle, coddle

  2. spoil(verb)

    To reveal the ending of (a story etc.); to ruin (a surprise) by exposing it ahead of time.

    Synonyms:
    damage, ruin, destroy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. spoil

    Rot is a strong word, ordinarily esteemed coarse, but on occasion capable of approved emphatic use; as, "the name of the wicked shall rot," Prov. x, 7; decay and decompose are now common euphemisms. A substance is decomposed when resolved into its original elements by any process; it is decayed when resolved into its original elements by natural processes; it decays gradually, but may be instantly decomposed, as water into oxygen and hydrogen; to say that a thing is decayed may denote only a partial result, but to say it is decomposed ordinarily implies that the change is complete or nearly so. Putrefy and the adjectives putrid and putrescent, and the nouns putridity and putrescence, are used almost exclusively of animal matter in a state of decomposition, the more general word decay being used of either animal or vegetable substances.

    Synonyms:
    corrupt, decay, decompose, molder, putrefy, rot

Editors Contribution

  1. coddling

    to treat with excessive care or kindness.

    some parents like to coddle their kids way too much.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spoil(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    plunder, rob, despoil, fleece, strip, ravage, waste

  2. spoil(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    injure, harm, disfigure, mar

  3. spoil(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    steal, pilfer, engage in robbery

  4. spoil(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    decay, be corrupted

  5. spoil(n.)

    Synonyms:
    BOOTY, pillage, plunder, prey, rapine

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

ruin, striker, destroy


Translations for spoil

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • غنيمةArabic
  • espoliarCatalan, Valencian
  • lup, kořist, zkazit, rozmazlitCzech
  • Beute, ruinieren, verderben, verwöhnenGerman
  • αλλοιώνω, καλομαθαίνω, χαλάω, κόβω, μυρίζω, προδίδω, λάφυρο, λεία, μπάζα, καταστρέφω, αμαυρώνω, κακομαθαίνω, αλλοιώνομαι, ξινίζω, μαρτυράωGreek
  • botín, agriar, despojar, dañar, echar a perder, estropear, chiquear, descomponerse, echarse a perder, espoliar, arruinar, malcriar, consentirSpanish
  • ryöstösaalis, sotasaalis, jätemaa, louhe, hemmotella, hapantua, mädäntyä, saalis, jätemassa, pilata, ruoppausmassa, lelliä, pilaantua, mädätäFinnish
  • butin, gâter, dépouille, gâcher, tournerFrench
  • millIrish
  • התקלקל, שללHebrew
  • gateHaitian Creole
  • megsavanyodik, elkényeztet, megromlik, zsákmány, rongál, tönkreteszHungarian
  • domajarIdo
  • rovinare, bottino, viziareItalian
  • 略奪品, 利権, 傷める, こわす, 甘やかす, 廃棄物, 傷つける, だめ, 台無し, 腐るJapanese
  • kōpekaMāori
  • verbrodden, verwennen, bederven, buit, verprutsenDutch
  • pilhagem, saque, arruinar, butim, estragar, mimarPortuguese
  • răsfăța, pradă, strica, ruinaRomanian
  • испортить, повреждать, баловать, избаловать, испортиться, трофей, портить, повредить, прокиснуть, скиснутьRussian
  • byte, fördärvaSwedish
  • பாழ்Tamil
  • bozulmak, çürümek, yağma, mahvetmek, üzerine titremekTurkish
  • псуватиUkrainian

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