spoiled


spoiled
spoiled [spɔıld] adj also spoilt BrE
1.) a spoiled person, especially a child, is rude and behaves badly because they have always been given what they want and allowed to do what they want
Ben was a spoilt brat (=a spoiled and unpleasant child) .
Their children were spoiled rotten (=very spoiled) .
2.) be spoilt/spoiled for choice
BrE to have so many good things to choose from that you cannot decide which one to choose

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • spoiled — [ spɔıld ] adjective 1. ) a child who is spoiled behaves badly if they do not get what they want because people have always given them everything they want 2. ) spoiled food has started to decay …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spoiled — spoiled, spoilt In BrE the normal form for the past tense and past participle is spoilt, although spoiled is also used and is the dominant form in AmE. As an adjective in attributive position (i.e. before a noun, as in a spoilt child) spoilt is… …   Modern English usage

  • spoiled — index decadent, marred, stale, tainted (contaminated) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spoiled — usually spoilt BrE adjective 1 someone, especially a child, who is spoiled is rude and behaves badly because their parents have always given them what they want and allowed them to do what they want: spoiled brat (=spoiled, annoying child) |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Spoiled — Spoil Spoil (spoil), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spoiled} (spoild) or {Spoilt} (spoilt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spoiling}.] [F. spolier, OF. espoillier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. {Despoil}, {Spoliation}.] 1. To plunder; to strip by violence; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoiled — See spoiled, spoilt …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • spoiled — adj. Spoiled is used with these nouns: ↑ballot, ↑child, ↑milk …   Collocations dictionary

  • spoiled — Synonyms and related words: ausgespielt, bad, bankrupt, barfy, beautiless, blasted, blemished, blighted, blotted, botched, brackish, broken, bungled, butchered, cacophonic, cacophonous, cankered, carious, cloying, coddled, corrupt, decayed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spoiled — un·spoiled; …   English syllables

  • spoiled — adjective 1. having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention (Freq. 1) a spoiled child • Syn: ↑spoilt • Similar to: ↑ill natured 2. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition bad m …   Useful english dictionary