What does spoiling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spoilage, spoilingnoun

    the process of becoming spoiled

  2. spoil, spoiling, spoilagenoun

    the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it

    "her spoiling my dress was deliberate"

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  1. spoiling

    Spoiling generally refers to the act of damaging, ruining, or making something no longer useful or enjoyable. It may also mean excessively indulging someone with gifts, kindness, or affection to the extent that it may have negative effects, often resulting in lack of self-discipline or self-control.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spoiling

    of Spoil

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoiling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoiling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of spoiling in a Sentence

  1. Chris Morris:

    And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark.

  2. Louis Maman:

    You can understand for geopolitical reasons Australia getting closer to other anglophone countries like the United States and Britain, but there was a real contract and I think there was an alliance and a friendship between Australia and France. It’s spoiling a friendship.

  3. Johnny LaZebnik:

    So often, gay romances are a subplot or alluded to or shown in some kind of montage or as a punchline, and what I think I was really excited about, with this episode, we get to see -- without spoiling too much -- the beginning, middle and who knows how it ends of a gay relationship, of really getting into the nitty-gritty of how gay people date, how they meet, what it's like.

  4. Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    The president is clearly spoiling for a fight on this issue, the president will have no fight with me. I will not engage in it.

  5. Chris Morris:

    And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark.

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