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Synonyms for spoil

Synonyms for (noun) spoil

Synonyms: despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, spoil, spoilation, spoliation Definition: the act of stripping and taking by force

Similar words: plundering, pillage, pillaging Definition: the act of stealing valuable things from a place Usage: the plundering of the Parthenon; his plundering of the great authors

Synonyms: spoil, spoilage, spoiling Definition: the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it Usage: her spoiling my dress was deliberate

Similar words: injury Definition: an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage

Synonyms: spoil Definition: (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war) Usage: to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy

Similar words: stolen property Definition: property that has been stolen

Synonyms for (verb) spoil

Synonyms: corrupt, spoil Definition: alter from the original

Similar words: modify Definition: make less severe or harsh or extreme Usage: please modify this letter to make it more polite; he modified his views on same-gender marriage

Synonyms: go bad, spoil Definition: become unfit for consumption or use Usage: the meat must be eaten before it spoils

Similar words: decay Definition: undergo decay or decomposition Usage: The body started to decay and needed to be cremated

Synonyms: deflower, impair, vitiate, mar, spoil Definition: make imperfect Usage: nothing marred her beauty

Similar words: damage Definition: inflict damage upon Usage: The snow damaged the roof; She damaged the car when she hit the tree

Synonyms: despoil, spoil, plunder, rape, violate Definition: destroy and strip of its possession Usage: The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Similar words: ruin, destroy Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up

Synonyms: spoil, itch Definition: have a strong desire or urge to do something Usage: She is itching to start the project; He is spoiling for a fight

Similar words: desire, want Definition: feel or have a desire for; want strongly Usage: I want to go home now; I want my own room

Synonyms: flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, ball up, spoil, screw up, mishandle, muck up, muff, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle Definition: make a mess of, destroy or ruin Usage: I botched the dinner and we had to eat out; the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

Similar words: fail, miscarry, go wrong Definition: be unsuccessful Usage: Where do today's public schools fail?; The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

Synonyms: spoil, scotch, queer, thwart, bilk, baffle, foil, frustrate, cross Definition: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of Usage: What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge; foil your opponent

Similar words: forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent Definition: keep from happening or arising; make impossible Usage: My sense of tact forbids an honest answer; Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

Synonyms: indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, featherbed, spoil, cosset, cocker, coddle, baby Definition: treat with excessive indulgence Usage: grandparents often pamper the children; Let's not mollycoddle our students!

Similar words: do by, treat, handle Definition: interact in a certain way Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently