Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. spoil

verb. ['ˈspɔɪl'] make a mess of, destroy or ruin.

Synonyms

  • screw up
  • bollocks
  • fumble
  • botch up
  • miscarry
  • blow
  • muck up
  • bodge
  • bollocks up
  • mishandle
  • go wrong
  • bollix
  • muff
  • fuck up
  • ball up
  • flub
  • fail
  • botch
  • bobble
  • bumble
  • fluff
  • mess up
  • bungle
  • bollix up
  • louse up

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • wasteful
  • decriminalise

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

Featured Games

Rhymes with Spoil

  • statoil
  • guilfoil
  • embroil
  • britoil
  • uncoil
  • recoil
  • oleoyl
  • lukoil
  • gatoil
  • oboyle
  • o'boyle
  • croyle
  • broil
  • toil
  • soil
  • royle
  • roil
  • moyle
  • moyl
  • hoyle
  • foyle
  • foil
  • doyle
  • coyle
  • coile
  • coil
  • boyle
  • boil

How do you pronounce spoil?

Pronounce spoil as spɔɪl.

US - How to pronounce spoil in American English

UK - How to pronounce spoil in British English

Sentences with spoil


1. Verb, base form
Kibble is easy to feed, easy to store and does not spoil quickly if kept dry.

2. Noun, singular or mass
People have been eating oysters long before refrigeration existed and fresh shellfish spoil very quickly in the summer.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Cutting back part way forces growth out at awkward angles that spoil the shape of the shrub.

Quotes about spoil


1. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
- Epicurus

2. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
- Epicurus

3. I look up to say something but he puts his finger to my lips and whispers, “Don’t talk. You’ll just spoil my fantasy of rescuing an innocent damsel in distress as soon as you open your mouth.
- Susan Ee, World After

2. spoil

verb. ['ˈspɔɪl'] become unfit for consumption or use.

Synonyms

  • curdle
  • go bad
  • addle

Antonyms

  • good-natured
  • lengthwise
  • uncross
  • unfold

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

3. spoil

verb. ['ˈspɔɪl'] alter from the original.

Synonyms

  • load
  • stretch
  • debase
  • modify
  • corrupt
  • adulterate

Antonyms

  • pass
  • better
  • ride
  • arrange

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

4. spoil

verb. ['ˈspɔɪl'] treat with excessive indulgence.

Synonyms

  • cosset
  • cocker
  • do by
  • coddle
  • mollycoddle
  • baby
  • pamper
  • handle
  • indulge
  • featherbed

Antonyms

  • bisexual
  • uncover
  • show
  • clear up

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

5. spoil

verb. ['ˈspɔɪl'] make imperfect.

Synonyms

  • sully
  • damage
  • disfigure
  • impair
  • taint
  • mar
  • blemish
  • defile
  • deflower
  • corrupt
  • vitiate
  • deface

Antonyms

  • confront
  • attack
  • admit
  • let

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

6. spoil

verb. ['ˈspɔɪl'] have a strong desire or urge to do something.

Synonyms

  • itch
  • desire

Antonyms

  • inelegance
  • necessitate
  • raise

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

7. spoil

noun. ['ˈspɔɪl'] the act of stripping and taking by force.

Synonyms

  • spoliation
  • despoilment
  • plundering
  • despoliation
  • pillaging
  • despoilation
  • pillage

Antonyms

  • understate
  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • come

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

8. spoil

noun. ['ˈspɔɪl'] the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it.

Synonyms

  • spoiling
  • injury

Antonyms

  • clean
  • function
  • stay

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

9. spoil

verb. ['ˈspɔɪl'] destroy and strip of its possession.

Synonyms

  • destroy
  • rape
  • despoil
  • plunder
  • violate

Antonyms

  • repair
  • make
  • success
  • enrich

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)

10. spoil

noun. ['ˈspɔɪl'] (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war).

Antonyms

  • keep track

Etymology

  • espoillier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • spoliare (Latin)
Synonym.com