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See definition of spoiling on Dictionary.com
  • verbruin, hurt
  • verbbaby, indulge
  • verbdecay, turn bad

synonyms for spoiling

  • destroy
  • devastate
  • harm
  • impair
  • mar
  • tarnish
  • undo
  • upset
  • wreck
  • blemish
  • damage
  • debase
  • deface
  • defile
  • demolish
  • desecrate
  • desolate
  • despoil
  • disfigure
  • disgrace
  • injure
  • pillage
  • plunder
  • prejudice
  • ravage
  • sack
  • smash
  • squash
  • trash
  • vitiate
  • waste
  • depredate
  • make useless
  • mess up
  • muck up
  • spoliate
  • take apart
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antonyms for spoiling

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  • aid
  • assist
  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • fix
  • help
  • improve
  • repair
  • adorn
  • beautify
  • clean
  • decorate
  • embellish
  • enhance
  • honor
  • mend
  • ornament
  • praise
  • protect
  • purify
  • respect
  • sanctify
  • save
  • grow
  • ignore
  • neglect
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How to use spoiling in a sentence

I was spoiled as a boy, and my Maggie carried on the spoiling, by never letting me feel its effects.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
He thought, in fact, that Daphne was spoiling the dear nondescript old place, and he knew that the neighbourhood thought so too.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
"Eric has a mind to pay them for nigh spoiling a wedding voyage," quoth our Norseman.
A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
It certainly felt warm enough to the men on deck, who were "spoiling for a fight," when the lookout aloft announced two sails.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
But I am not going to be hoodwinked by the thirty thousand francs to be made by spoiling good canvas.
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKETHONORE DE BALZAC
This manner of cooling is especially adapted to camping parties and will prevent sloppy butter, sour milk and spoiling fruit.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
"My time is yours, gentlemen," he said; and Hatch jumped in like a man fairly spoiling for a fight.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
As the holder is on the under side of the bench, there is little danger of any liquid or other substance spoiling the sheets.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
In some families great loss is sustained by the spoiling of meat.
A POETICAL COOK-BOOKMARIA J. MOSS
Hundreds waited as I did, preferring the additional fatigue of standing herded almost to suffocation to spoiling their clothes.
PARIS VISTASHELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS
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WORDS RELATED TO SPOILING

  • breaking down
  • breaking up
  • collapsing
  • crumbling
  • decomposing
  • deteriorating
  • disintegrating
  • eroding
  • falling to pieces
  • oxidizing
  • spoiling
  • wasting away
  • wearing away
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.