Synonyms of spoiling


1. spoilage, spoiling, decay

usage: the process of becoming spoiled

2. spoil, spoiling, spoilage, injury

usage: the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it; "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"


1. 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, fail, go wrong, miscarry

usage: 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"

2. spoil, go bad, decay

usage: become unfit for consumption or use; "the meat must be eaten before it spoils"

3. corrupt, spoil, modify

usage: alter from the original

4. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge, treat, handle, do by

usage: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

5. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

usage: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

6. itch, spoil, desire, want

usage: have a strong desire or urge to do something; "She is itching to start the project"; "He is spoiling for a fight"

7. rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder, destroy, ruin

usage: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"

8. mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate, damage

usage: make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"

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