Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of spoil.
  • adjective Of food, that has deteriorated to the point of no longer being usable or edible.
  • adjective of a person Having a selfish or greedy character due to pampering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
  • adjective having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention

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Examples

  • France, as the old Duke once said with great truth, has been already _under water several times, what could be spoiled has been spoiled_, what remains _is pretty solid_.

    The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 A Selection from her Majesty's correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861

  • Those farms he'd bought in Kentucky and the sour experience there of having the title spoiled and then moving to Indiana, and he didn't prosper there -- I think these experiences, and also to some degree maybe the people he associated with, sapped Thomas 'ambition.

    The Last Best Hope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America

  • Bjarne Riis blasts what he calls the spoiled attitude among young pros coming through the ranks and says, without sacrifice, all the natural talent in the world will help you win.

    Must Reads: Wiggins: Tour ‘miserable,’ Boonen to debut in Qatar

  • This was not, however, the case of Natura; and though he would doubtless have been what we call a spoiled child, had he been for any length of time permitted to do just what he pleased, yet the nurse being discharged, he fell again under the jurisdiction of his mother-in-law, who had now more excuse than ever for treating him with severity.

    Life's Progress Through The Passions Or, The Adventures of Natura

  • So "spoiled" is the perfect word Claudia, unless you can come up with something better.

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  • So "spoiled" is the perfect word Claudia, unless you can come up with something better.

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  • So "spoiled" is the perfect word Claudia, unless you can come up with something better.

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  • So "spoiled" is the perfect word Claudia, unless you can come up with something better.

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  • So "spoiled" is the perfect word Claudia, unless you can come up with something better.

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  • So "spoiled" is the perfect word Claudia, unless you can come up with something better.

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