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  1. (of a person, especially a child) indulged excessively or pampered, with a harmful effect on character: Her grandfather is a rough, no-nonsense farmer with little patience for a spoiled kid from the city.

  2. (of food) having become bad or unfit for use; tainted, rancid, or soured: Eating spoiled fish causes symptoms that closely resemble an allergic reaction.

  1. severely damaged or harmed, especially in a way that reduces value, usefulness, excellence, enjoyment, etc.; marred or ruined: His new book, Fly Fishing Tips for the Desperate, can help turn a spoiled fishing trip into a successful one.

  2. (of a ballot) disqualified by being marked in an improper way or otherwise marred or defaced: If you make a mistake on your absentee ballot, return it to the auditor with "spoiled ballot” on the envelope and request a replacement.

  1. a simple past tense and past participle of spoil.

Origin of spoiled


Other words from spoiled

  • un·spoiled, adjective

Words Nearby spoiled

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How to use spoiled in a sentence

  • Where there is no hedge, the possession shall be spoiled: and where there is no wife, he mourneth that is in want.

  • But this sudden blow was a reminder that fate had been capricious to spoiled darlings before.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • Entrusted with sixty thousand men with orders to make a vast turning movement, his timidity spoiled the Emperor's careful plans.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • He would never suffer that fine crop of hay to be spoiled; and father, with no one here to help him to bring it in.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • He has been with me to see old Mrs. Robins, and she made so much of him, that if I take him again he'll be regularly spoiled.

    The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge