Definition of Spoilt

1. Adjective. Having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention. "A spoiled child"

Exact synonyms: Spoiled
Similar to: Ill-natured

2. Adjective. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition. "A refrigerator full of spoilt food"
Exact synonyms: Bad, Spoiled
Similar to: Stale

3. Adjective. Affected by blight; anything that mars or prevents growth or prosperity. "Blighted urban districts"
Exact synonyms: Blighted
Similar to: Destroyed

Definition of Spoilt

1. Adjective. (U.K.) Having lost its original value ¹

2. Adjective. Of food, that has deteriorated to the point of no longer being usable or edible. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a person, usually a child) Having a selfish or greedy character due to pampering ¹

4. Verb. (past of spoil) ¹

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Definition of Spoilt

1. spoil [v] - See also: spoil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spoilt

spoils of war
spoils system
spoilt (current term)
spoilt for choice
spoke in tongues
spoken communication
spoken for
spoken in tongues
spoken language
spoken pause
spoken pauses

Literary usage of Spoilt

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1. Modern Women and what is Said of Them: Reprint of a Series of Articles in by Elizabeth Lynn] [Linton (1868)
"LIKE children and all soft things, women are soon spoilt if subjected to ... Men get spoilt too in the same manner; but for the most part there is a tougher ..."

2. The Land of Veiled Women: Some Wanderings in Algeria, Tunisia & Morocco by John Foster Fraser (1911)
"For Biskra is spoilt—irrevocably spoilt. It has become the shrine of the galloping tourist, here to-day and gone the day after to-morrow. ..."

3. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"... to beat it into the coinage of their own day, they only spoilt it in trying to polish it. But on the other side, Donne's depth of feeling, ..."

4. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"spoilt Children. Equality and Levelling. — Silence of English Newspapers on Oregon Question. March 15. 1846.—FROM Natchez we crossed the river, ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"Dough. Yorksh. DAT-HOUSE, 1 ». A dairy; aplace DEY-HOUSE, f for making cheese. S spoilt, as in cooking. Of a dun colour. ..."

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