from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past tense and a past participle of spoil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having lost its original value
  • adj. Of food, that has deteriorated to the point of no longer being usable or edible.
  • adj. Having a selfish or greedy character due to pampering
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of spoil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A past participle of spoil.

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

  • adj. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
  • adj. affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity
  • adj. having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention


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  • 'Well, how spoilt is the great man?' inquired Lord John, mischievously.

    The Convert

  • But, as one of the Sobral men wrote in his journal on the 30th, at 3 A.M., the mirror had again caused problems: It was found that there had been a serious change of focus, so that, while the stars were shown, the definition was spoilt.

    Savage Peace

  • Stefan at Ogle Earth has kind of spoilt the fun however by explaining that it is merely a grid of higher resolution sounding data amid a lower-resolution dataset, taken from a ship surveying the area.

    Google (& other) Maps Friday Fun

  • It must be nauseating for the rest of the world to have to listen to this kind of spoilt, frightened, self-centered ignorance.

    Think Progress » Malkin On Detainee Suicides: ‘Boo-Freakin-Hoo’

  • I met a couple of lads from this our OTA university and they are "spoilt" beyond repairs u get what i mean?

    E break Convenant?

  • Well I was most definately a spoilt Princess last night -- though with "spoilt" being said I might add that I am EXTREMELY touched, happy and thankful for being treated to and as such -- via my lovely boyfriend Jeremy.

    thewhat Diary Entry

  • At times I feel like my anger at what is happening, makes me sound kind of spoilt because frankly my memories are the least of it; but for me, the fact that now so many things that are precious to me are being subsumed into the violence is evidence of the all pervading nature of such violence.

    Further from peace than ever.... | Jo Christie-Smith

  • Twelve of the votes were spoilt, meaning 220 votes out of a possible 29,540 were cast.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The words "spoilt" and "manipulative" were as closely associated with his name in my mind as were "rosy" and "fingered" with dawn in Homer's.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • I try to tolerate him, cause we are gonna be living together for the next 1.5 years, but if he keeps up this kind of spoilt brat attitude, he's gonna find his life really miserable and lonely, just like the loner he's been all his life.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry


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