Synonyms of spoil in English:



  • 1 too much sun spoils the complexion
    mar, damage, impair, blemish, disfigure, blight, flaw, deface, scar, injure, harm; ruin, destroy, wreck; be a blot on the landscape
    [Antonyms] improve enhance
  • 2 rain spoiled my plans
    ruin, wreck, destroy, upset, undo, mess up, make a mess of, dash, sabotage, scotch, torpedo
    informal foul up, louse up, muck up, screw up, put the kibosh on, scuttle, do for, throw a (monkey) wrench in the works of, deep-six
    [Antonyms] further help
  • 3 his sisters spoil him
    [Antonyms] neglect be strict with
  • 4 stockpiled food may spoil
    go bad, go off, go rancid, turn, go sour, go moldy, go rotten, rot, perish
    [Antonyms] keep
  • Phrases

    spoiling for

    it's obvious he's spoiling for a fighteager foritching forlooking forkeen to haveafterbent onlonging for

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