Synonym of spoiling

Alternative for spoiling

spoils, spoilt, spoiled, spoiling

Synonym: botch, damage, decay, destroy, impair, injure, mar, rot, ruin, upset,

Verb

(somewhat rare) Bringing harm or injury to
annoying harming injuring crippling damaging hurting bruising impairing maiming mangling molesting scathing traumatizing wrecking abusing blemishing crushing marring mutilating tarnishing vandalizing vitiating wounding breaking defacing deforming disfiguring ruining wrenching traumatising vandalising destroying blighting devastating ravaging compromising flawing demolishing tainting shattering defiling messing up smashing sabotaging despoiling endamaging trashing desecrating weakening corrupting undermining totaling totalling poisoning crabbing crossing up pillaging bloodying annihilating polluting wasting sacking plundering debasing staining desolating ransacking distorting spoliating scuppering looting contaminating depredating fouling up razing battering raiding perverting sullying subverting scarring scotching laying waste lousing up wreaking havoc on undoing torpedoing disabling gutting fouling rifling robbing putting the kibosh on marauding reaving queering infecting deteriorating dirtying thwarting dashing profaning raping corroding depraving decimating soiling warping stripping diminishing adulterating screwing up making a mess of devouring hindering impeding incapacitating disrupting touching ravishing enfeebling disfeaturing nixing blasting blowing debauching sapping befouling prejudicing doing in playing havoc with reducing blowing a hole in upsetting lessening frustrating devaluing foiling sinking wearing away debilitating pulverizing creaming banjaxing prostituting dishing stymieing blotting consuming nuking demoralizing cruelling putting paid to scratching tearing down degrading pulverising bringing to naught demoralising twisting afflicting contorting rusting darkening besmirching violating burning levelling leveling extinguishing dishonouring botching vaporizing dismantling cutting wracking overwhelming euchring eroding dishonoring pulling down throwing a spanner in the works of throwing a monkey wrench in the works of vaporising putting a damper on disintegrating threatening discolouring hamstringing quashing cheapening gnawing lacerating eating away cankering blunting enervating foraging discoloring putting an end to scourging smirching rotting decaying invalidating stealing from alloying bastardizing brutalizing marking shaking up brutalising putting out of action doing for taking out wiping out bringing down putting the lid on bastardising rubbing out mucking up crumbling demeaning blackening abasing depressing laming jeopardizing hacking abrading hampering disgracing torturing worsening quelling eating dissolving charring fleecing destabilizing uglifying weathering mauling paralysing bending defeating interfering with misshaping prostrating nibbling fretting impoverishing ruinating paralyzing dilapidating disqualifying denting wearing down outraging unfitting making a hash of breaking up shooting down watering down littering smashing up attenuating roughing up laying waste to wasting away putting a stop to bringing to an end leaving in ruins running through jeopardising spiking destabilising bringing to ruin biting tearing apart biting at exhausting causing detriment to leaving desolate scattering deflating misusing strewing burgling buckling butchering squinching shaming affecting screwing cluttering disarranging disordering misapplying malforming obstructing ending misemploying cramping overcoming harrying smearing gnarling preventing holding up emasculating depreciating stewing stifling overcooking squashing wronging overturning obliterating fading deranging dismembering stopping radioactivating pirating diluting immobilizing shaking tearing throwing into disorder overrunning denuding reiving putting at risk knotting coloring subduing seducing flattening skewing restricting scuttling inactivating making impure bleaching bodging bestializing busting shocking scorching havocking decomposing cutting up tweaking dinging knocking down spreading to wincing overthrowing spreading among chipping away at handicapping knocking out hacking up gnawing away doctoring colouring burning through hocking taking apart driving a nail into the coffin of overdoing muzzling knocking off burning into taking advantage of razing to the ground playing merry hell with raining on someone's parade dropping litter laying in ruins appropriating immobilising biting into hogtying hogtieing distressing doing damage to stabbing scouring gnawing away at wearing making unattractive throwing monkey wrench in pinioning making useless wreaking havoc sticking up slashing animalizing kiboshing rendering incapable making ugly detracting doing mischief to unbracing detracting from eating away at unstrengthening using up plaguing shivering devitalizing indisposing bringing about the downfall of oxidizing depopulating clobbering tagging torpefying spray painting withering inconveniencing messing whittling busting up bowing branding blaspheming mullering muddying speckling blotching disfashioning rendering powerless making unfit making powerless putting out of commission throwing a monkey wrench into doing harm to doing one in wiping off map stamping out castrating gimping truncating massacring hog-tying disserving marauding over nicking disturbing disorganizing dampening nipping in the bud cleaning out bringing to nothing reducing to rubble depleting reducing to nothing wreaking havoc upon endangering making misshapen bending out of shape distorting the shape of assaulting fragmenting perishing tarring slowing retarding delaying unsettling convulsing dumping on handling roughly committing sacrilege mongrelizing dragging down imperilling imperiling liquefying dissipating worn through melting smothering restraining curbing inhibiting turning upside-down slowing down rending forcing treating sacrilegiously insulting souring oxidating beating scoring dispossessing scraping pinching costing causing the loss of resulting in damage to leading to the end of resulting in harm to causing the sacrifice of throwing into confusion causing turmoil in causing confusion in throwing into disarray knackering toxifying making filthy infesting blaspheming against committing sacrilege against treating with disrespect making lose face rustling depriving humbling humiliating grieving tormenting piquing aggrieving paining stinging waxing drawing blood doing burglarizing expurgating bowdlerizing censoring streaking flaking oxidising troubling freebooting cutting to pieces amputating bowdlerising tearing limb from limb hashing up impacting striking toppling discrediting steaming mugging stiffing becoming rusty influencing perturbing bedding confiscating trespassing embezzling invading arrogating neutralizing squelching moving enthusing diseasing overbaking chopping crumpling mortifying bankrupting eradicating harshing misrepresenting misinterpreting falsifying deflowering sexually assaulting lowering chastening reducing in value reducing in quality decreasing prevailing occurring canceling out cancelling out ageing aging limiting rendering ineffective spotting garbling mishandling exploiting burning to a cinder turning over burning to a frazzle burning to a crisp breaking into dehumanizing desensitizing indecently assaulting forcing oneself on sexually abusing forcing yourself on halting impinging carving slaying separating slicing chopping up hashing flaying mashing cutting about slitting seasoning whittling away disempowering cutting down disparaging running down bemeaning derogating panning taking down dehumanising desensitising slamming cutting down to size taking down a peg casting down lowering the status of belittling putting down decrying bringing shame to misconstruing diverting manipulating skinning working against crazing outmaneuvering outfoxing crimping abolishing ballsing up outmanoeuvring having abating outsmarting overreaching neutralising unbuilding offsetting making waves jamming impacting on prevailing over impinging upon making dirty tingeing tinging casting a gloom upon digging out softening knocking the bottom out of tunnelling sandbagging challenging dragging through the mud queering the pitch of tunneling hollowing out overshadowing casting gloom over bringing a note of sadness to poking full of holes digging mining clipping one's wings knocking over relieving lofting foraying liberating kipping lifting prowling requisitioning preying ripping off grabbing moonlight requisitioning striking at striking down misrelating cooking fudging misstating deflecting slanting deactivating freezing disenabling felling ill-using conditioning having an effect on exerting influence on taking hold of attacking having an impact on crashing dynamiting clamping washing out bestrewing nullifying devaluating taking bombing exploding smiting preventing from moving making inoperative rendering inactive tying bringing to a standstill preventing from working rendering inoperative actioning bringing to a halt disarming arresting mellowing banging up splitting maltreating tampering with causing injury cracking knocking glitching up disappointing salting changing altering faking veering doctoring up mistreating brainwashing steering watering disarraying mussing blowing to bits blowing up blowing to pieces blowing sky-high breaking down losing strength grimacing showering chipping scraping away exterminating spreading grinding down eating into simulating age in trampling cluttering up making a shambles of making untidy

Verb

Present participle for to treat with great care, attention or indulgence
indulging pampering cosseting babying coddling mollycoddling overindulging cockering spoon-feeding dandling nannying nursing nursemaiding treating wet-nursing gratifying regaling satisfying accommodating favoring favouring humouring humoring obliging doting on catering to killing with kindness wrapping in cotton wool making much of pandering to waiting on hand and foot making a fuss of making a fuss over petting overprotecting pleasing fussing over caressing cuddling mothering fondling spoiling rotten fostering serving loving benefiting benefitting taking care of wrapping up in cotton wool smiling upon cocooning cherishing ruining protecting fawning on giving in to catering rewarding abetting facilitating honoring honouring gladdening treating well doing right by showing consideration showing beneficence doing a kindness putting oneself out for entertaining nourishing yielding tickling lambing coshering sheltering feasting killing by kindness posseting cottoning fussing waiting on featherbedding sparing the rod making over mollifying playing up to flattering catering to your every whim appeasing bowing to soothing yielding to placating giving in doing everything for running around after helping outfitting complying with giving way to adapting to ministering to providing for going along with dancing rocking cradling tossing bouncing amusing jiggling riding promoting advancing hugging sporting shaking jogging toying stroking nuzzling playing rubbing toying with privileging giving a knee ride riding on knee pulling strings for siding with showing partiality towards treating with partiality sympathizing going easy on treating gently sympathising aiding assisting supporting comforting sustaining lending a hand to agreeing with doing someone a service fitting in with doing someone a good turn meeting the needs of submitting to cooperating with doing someone a favour doing a good turn to lending a helping hand to deferring to giving a leg up to meeting the wants of bending over backwards for allowing for finding ways to help catering for

Verb

Present participle for to cause to fail
thwarting frustrating hindering foiling checking stopping impeding blocking preventing obstructing hampering curbing stymieing restraining baulking forestalling defeating baffling scotching balking cramping derailing circumventing scuppering opposing trammelling trammeling ruining beating dashing countering discomfiting smashing snookering disappointing crimping checkmating confusing upsetting outwitting crossing crabbing nobbling bilking traversing rooting snafuing skinning holding up putting a stop to putting paid to standing in the way of doing for fouling up putting the kibosh on lousing up putting the stopper on putting the mockers on taking down upsetting the apple cart giving the slip upsetting one's apple cart cooking someone's goose playing off putting a spoke in someone's wheel taking wind out of inhibiting nullifying barring halting stonewalling holding back prohibiting counteracting arresting stalling repressing overturning averting stumping fettering interfering with nipping in the bud evading circumnavigating staving off retarding restricting skirting sidestepping warding off disrupting heading off avoiding defending against steering clear of neutralizing shutting out hobbling crippling hamstringing holding off obviating confounding neutralising encumbering screwing up hanging up cramping one's style giving the run around getting out of escaping bypassing limiting interdicting deflecting crashing unsettling ditching wrecking juking keeping lid on interrupting interfering sabotaging contravening scuttling debarring invalidating squashing suppressing repelling deterring repulsing rattling undoing parrying putting an end to blanking burying counterplotting getting the better of shackling messing up handicapping puzzling quashing crushing beating down causing setback taking wind out of sails putting end to mystifying confronting stifling short-circuiting hog-tying handcuffing manacling nonplussing embarrassing clogging banjaxing flummoxing canceling precluding annulling conquering overcoming forbidding negating cancelling licking tying up shelving cornering pigeonholing dead-ending putting a brake on putting the lid on dashing one's hope upsetting the applecart cutting off hanging fire choking off putting on hold putting on back burner rendering null and void throwing a spanner in the works of throwing a spanner in the works throwing a monkey wrench in the works of throwing a monkey wrench into intercepting anticipating fending off queering diverting disconcerting pre-empting delaying staying containing stilling constraining withholding catching preempting dodging skipping second-guessing helping shaking shaking off throwing monkey wrench in getting in before getting ahead of stealing a march on providing against pulling up refusing picking off beating someone to it beating someone to the draw beating someone to the punch shutting off offsetting bucking throwing a curve obscuring eluding promoting buffaloing bollixing ducking fazing forecasting foreseeing projecting preoccupying predicting monopolizing expecting envisioning monopolising shuffling off taking out of play getting in the way of putting the brakes on running circles around running rings around giving the run-around dishing curtailing halting in its tracks blighting dampening clouding chilling chillin throwing a monkey wrench in the works wreaking havoc with sparing reprieving freeing controlling stemming absolving refraining from bridling reining pausing exempting dispensing swallowing squelching cutting short reducing terminating smothering muffling bottlenecking fighting back staunching moderating holding governing discharging banning bottling up discouraging rebuffing braking taming choking back choking regulating drawing up keeping in check slowing down reining in pulling in holding in keeping back slackening pace holding down biting back fetching up keeping under control keeping a lid on commandeering desisting steering clear abstaining from resisting shrinking from shying from skipping out on staying away restraining from shirking abstaining withstanding staying away from getting around forbearing stemming the flow of bringing to a standstill disallowing enjoining saving giving up leaving off doing without withholding from desisting from renouncing kicking shunning breaking the habit of counterbalancing making up for forgoing forbearing from eschewing keeping from denying yourself outlawing proscribing playing for time beating somebody to it preparing for heading off at pass excepting excluding denying blackballing eliminating suspending rejecting estopping ostracizing ostracising exiling overriding closing out shutting out of freezing out counting out ruling out

Verb

Present participle for to go into decline
failing declining degenerating deteriorating diminishing fading flagging regressing atrophying retrograding retrogressing collapsing depreciating disimproving ebbing drooping sickening stagnating withering disintegrating dwindling falling languishing wasting crumbling degrading rotting sliding vitiating debasing debilitating sinking weakening perishing sagging slipping slumping devolving lagging lapsing wilting going worsening decaying dilapidating dropping emaciating impairing putrefying waning becoming debilitated going downhill going backwards becoming worse falling apart breaking down wasting away getting worse wearing away going bad growing worse losing quality breaking up going to pot hitting the skids falling to pieces going into decline going to pieces falling apart at the seams going down the toilet receding nosediving contracting lowering palling dying decomposing descending decreasing slackening backsliding lessening growing weak fading away falling off going down the tubes going off becoming moribund corrupting having one foot in the grave becoming dilapidated falling down going to the dogs going to rack and ruin corroding depraving going to the pack undermining breaking adulterating marring alloying injuring skidding reverting relapsing returning reducing losing it taking a turn for the worse dying on vine coming apart at seams mouldering demoralising perverting turning warping staining demoralizing falling into decay going to seed debauching moldering withering away

Verb

Present participle for to ruin something, especially through incompetence
mucking up bungling botching wrecking muffing flubbing ruining fluffing fumbling blowing butchering bumbling mangling bobbling foozling boggling dubbing murdering booting mishandling mismanaging damaging screwing up messing up fouling up goofing up lousing up making a mess of bollixing up ballsing up making a hash of making a muck of making a Horlicks of making a pig's ear of marring bodging blundering erring doing badly making a nonsense of misconducting misdirecting misgoverning muddling stumbling confusing goofing gumming up miscalculating tripping boobing bollixing slipping up failing dropping the ball muddling up mixing up botching up managing badly maladministering messing misruling mutilating hashing destroying making a dog's dinner of fudging tripping up making a botch of floundering confounding overlooking balling up missing jumbling stuffing up queering snafuing making hash of lousing misusing mishitting getting wrong slipping choking putting a spanner in the works making a hash losing wasting throwing away squandering miscarrying misfielding perverting prostituting exploiting misemploying doing clumsily losing the handle grappling making a mistake pulling a boner misconjecturing doing something badly mending distorting misapplying misconstruing patching falling down miscomputing misjudging delivering badly disordering disturbing mistaking tangling hashing up making a blunder going wrong getting something wrong making a boo-boo getting it wrong blowing it making an error dropping a clanger bollocksing up snarling making a bloomer going astray getting things wrong fluffing something boo-booing nodding making a hash of something putting your foot in it dropping a brick tumbling muffling veiling erroring making a howler careening making a slip faltering muffing something up making mistake miscuing making a boner miscueing making a faux pas lapsing making a false move fouling jacking up throwing scuppering misapprehending deviating blotting your copybook snarling up barking up the wrong tree getting the wrong end of the stick

Verb

Present participle for to cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
disrupting disordering confusing disarranging disorganizing disturbing jumbling discomposing upsetting muddling disarraying disheveling dishevelling deranging mussing rumpling shuffling tousling dislocating scrambling disjointing hashing unsettling tumbling agitating rummaging rattling throwing convulsing shaking discombobulating stopping bollixing mixing up messing up throwing into disorder throwing into confusion turning upside-down throwing into disarray interfering with psyching out breaking up putting off making a mess of causing confusion in causing turmoil in playing havoc with cutting short intruding on mucking up screwing up muddying the waters rattling one's cage upsetting the apple cart throwing a spanner in the works of throwing a monkey wrench in the works of ruffling interfering jumbling up lousing up fouling up getting into a tangle confounding derailing displacing misplacing wrecking rearranging overturning meddling replacing distorting tampering changing unbalancing turning upside down tilting turning subverting sloshing reordering reversing slopping turning inside-out putting out of order muddying tangling misarranging messing mucking muffing mixing fouling fumbling raveling entangling bungling perturbing cluttering snarling snafuing complicating blundering botching ravelling stirring up throwing off making untidy mussing up scattering muddling up making a shambles of making disorderly destroying putting out of place ruining mistaking littering embroiling discreating perplexing tossing turning topsy-turvy strewing dirtying bringing into disorder getting out of order snarling up mismanaging turning something topsy-turvy dealigning misaligning making unclear distempering riffling making a mess making hay of crumpling wrinkling balling up bringing into disarray flustering befuddling dizzying distracting addling bewildering puzzling throwing into chaos putting in disarray throwing into a state of disorganization reorganizing intermixing mislaying demobilizing dispersing disbanding flubbing mingling demobilising disaligning making dirty shifting breaking down bobbling transposing reorganising bestrewing shifting about scuppering encumbering causing mess filling covering changing the order breaking the deck goofing up jacking up making a mistake

Verb

Present participle for to treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
ill-using abusing maltreating mistreating misusing mishandling manhandling bullying brutalising brutalizing hurting harming oppressing tormenting harassing misemploying prostituting tainting battering neglecting dissipating exhausting overburdening overtaxing overworking squandering wasting ill-treating kicking around messing over knocking about treating badly taking apart damaging injuring wronging harrying mauling molesting victimizing handling roughly victimising dumping on knocking around beating persecuting roughing up beating up hitting doing over striking treating roughly torturing roughhousing wounding shaking up messing up assaulting bunging up outraging pawing attacking mangling bashing totaling totalling cutting up inflicting pain on inflicting suffering on pushing around working over slapping around interfering with picking on putting down pushing pulling shoving hustling jostling marring banging up ruining ripping chopping trashing waxing backbiting rousting bundling handling doing wrong giving black eye beating up on duffing up bashing up beating the living daylights out of thrashing perverting profaning misapplying exploiting corrupting desecrating blowing mismanaging misappropriating running through going through scourging crucifying afflicting martyring raping punishing intimidating violating assailing martyrizing lacerating grilling impaling whipping mutilating maiming smiting browbeating tyrannizing hounding ravishing groping tyrannising threatening overbearing treating harshly scaring cowing playing the heavy with riding roughshod over hectoring subjugating terrorising frightening pushing about distressing overpowering walking all over menacing dominating terrorizing domineering aggrieving overwhelming fondling sexually abusing sexually assaulting bloodying giving someone the works putting on the rack feeling up touching up discommoding inconveniencing incommoding crossing up causing pain to agonising traumatising trampling on traumatizing laying a finger on causing injury to anguishing disserving lashing out at agonizing doing violence to

Verb

Present participle for to bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
sullying slandering defaming disgracing debasing tarnishing traducing blotting discrediting maligning shaming smearing staining stigmatising stigmatizing tainting vilifying besmirching censuring degrading dishonouring knocking rubbishing slurring befouling belittling calumniating decrying denigrating disparaging reproaching soiling aspersing assailing besmearing damaging defiling injuring libelling libeling lowering scandalising scandalizing smirching blackening muckraking spotting attacking blotching deriding derogating dishonoring disrespecting reducing ripping breathing on bringing discredit to dragging through the mire dragging through the mud reflecting badly on bad-mouthing bringing into disrepute bringing shame on bringing shame upon slagging off speaking ill of tarring and feathering doing a number on giving a black eye ripping up and down flinging mud at slinging mud at casting a slur on spreading scandal about doing a hatchet job on giving a bad name running smear campaign blemishing embarrassing undermining poisoning prejudicing perverting badmouthing slamming vilipending panning blackguarding ruining scorching blistering slinging mud dragging through mud dragging someone's name through the mud humiliating running down casting aspersions on putting in a bad light humbling abasing cheapening reviling giving a bad name to speaking evil of taking down bringing shame to tearing down blackening the name of showing in a bad light misrepresenting demeaning slighting chastening sinking fouling bringing dishonour to dragging down telling lies about blackening someone's name blighting hurting insulting backbiting compromising disfavoring disfavouring corrupting burlesquing caricaturing debauching putting down showing up attainting throwing mud at reflecting negatively running a smear campaign against spreading tales about damaging the reputation of muddying the reputation of making lose face marking wrong casting in a bad light harming the reputation of blackening the reputation of dragging name through mud writing false reports about destroying branding impugning slagging gossiping about marring darkening touching harming mortifying depraving tarring villainizing disobliging disconsidering criticising criticizing snubbing disregarding owning mocking desecrating ridiculing roasting casting a slur dumping on detracting depreciating losing face belying sneering hitting plastering blaspheming strumpeting spreading lies about accusing falsely casting aspersion cutting down to size taking down a peg causing to lose face making someone eat crow putting someone in their place taking down a peg or two devaluing exposing diminishing disesteeming blackening name shooting down detracting from bringing into disfavour pooh-poohing

Noun

The gradual destruction or diminution of something
erosion attrition corrosion deterioration undermining abrasion destruction disintegration weakening crumbling dissolution dissolving wearing weathering consumption corroding decay rotting sapping waste wearing away corrasion detrition eating away gnawing away scraping away chipping away decrease desedimentation despoliation grinding down loss wasting away wear wear and tear washing away wearing down friction rubbing scraping chafing excoriation depreciation grating oxidation degeneration grinding abrading scuffing diminution decomposition rust dilapidation oxidization damage scratching scouring wastage flaying stripping depletion dissipation ablation overuse hard wear decrement impairment oxidisation dwindling diminishment battering being eaten away damaging ravages of time thinning a few knocks mildew resistance rasping slow destruction natural wastage fretting traction blight must rot mould gnawing drag adhesion irritation grip purchase impedance brushing trituration contact massage soreness agitation filing interference mold corruption tarnishing putrefaction breakdown putrescence spoilage perishing festering putridity withering caries mortification decline atrophy fading gangrene rottenness putridness decadence failing degeneracy downfall spoilation wasting extinction disrepair ruination adulteration senescence dying ruin decrepitude cariosity canker going bad cavities holes verdigris reaction shrivelling fungus shriveling mouldiness moldiness fetidness degradation wet rot dry rot descent declension decaying ebbing break-up spoliation enfeeblement debilitation collapse falling apart falling down falling to pieces

Noun

The state or attitude of being indulgent or tolerant
indulgence kindness tolerance leniency understanding forbearance courtesy mercy sympathy benevolence boon clemency compassion favor favour forgiveness grace humanity lenience liberality liberalness pampering service turn fondness goodwill mercifulness partiality patience permissiveness absolution allowance attention endurance favouring favoring fondling fulfilment fulfillment hedonism intemperateness kowtowing pardon petting placating pleasing pleasure privilege profligacy profligateness toadying toleration treating coddling mollycoddling babying mothering cosseting nannying humouring catering to someone's every whim humoring charity generosity lenity tenderness magnanimity kindliness consideration altruism beneficence good will quarter charitableness goodness sufferance benignity unselfishness gentleness assistance bounty pity aid love benefaction mildness benefit philanthropy humaneness caritas broad-mindedness compassionateness help liberalism good turn dispensation sensitivity munificence kind-heartedness kindheartedness largesse benediction thoughtfulness good deed moderation act of assistance bounteousness soft-heartedness laxness concession license care helpfulness concern decency friendliness act of kindness open-handedness reprieve tender-heartedness cordiality open-mindedness benignancy softness long-suffering selflessness good-heartedness affection kind act helping hand magnanimousness tenderheartedness warm-heartedness graciousness nobility lavishness free-handedness contribution patronage acceptance permission freedom neighbourliness deed gift bountifulness big-heartedness responsiveness humanitarianism largess fellow feeling generousness warmheartedness accommodation neighborliness bigheartedness solid softheartedness fortitude feeling heart laxity warmth considerateness amiability succor support relief backing abetment comity amity self-sacrifice public-spiritedness complaisance restraint resignation reward fairness cooperation commiseration largeheartedness ruth obligement aroha almsgiving lifesaver errand lack of bias lack of prejudice succour stoicism goodwill gesture self-control longanimity self-restraint guts openness progressiveness flexibility prodigality reconciliation preference princeliness motherliness fatherliness lovingness moderateness justness equitableness great-heartedness high-mindedness accuracy attentiveness thoroughness carefulness solicitude meticulousness precision pleasantness niceness politeness chivalry self-denial geniality congeniality obligingness openhandedness blessings openheartedness ministration Agape overlooking lack of severity attention to detail gifts favours looseness indifference indecision brotherly love sanction condonation philanthropism favors agape attachment act gesture friendship good-fellowship brotherhood cordialness fellowship condoning friendly gesture gesture of goodwill olive branch social conscience special consideration action resilience stamina resistance toughness hardness hardiness vigor opposition strength steadiness steadfastness vigour hospitality alms blessing boost honour benison honor affectionateness endowment donation grant funding subsidy welfare handout courteousness staying power offering assist sponsorship compensation subvention sustenance bursary deliverance comfort temperance sweetness salvation furtherance long-sufferingness nobleness tact hand-out avoidance refraining abstinence fellow-feeling good intention resisting patientness calmness composure serenity equanimity living with imperturbability going easy on persistence tranquillity tranquility unexcitability cool submission equilibrium poise perseverance inexcitability grit constancy placidity backbone unflappability passivity capacity gutsiness bearing passiveness even-temperedness even temper nonresistance intestinal fortitude

Noun

The act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
vitiation marring reduction undermining deterioration devaluation dilution impairment decline worsening fall drop slump degradation degeneration downturn collapse downgrade degeneracy descent failure decay retrogression downfall decadence debasement devolution slide slip lessening abasement declension adulteration ruin rotting ebb eclipse depreciation declination lapse dégringolade waning stagnation corrosion dislocation perversion degringolade disrepair aggravation disintegration weakening decaying ebbing dilapidation breakdown ruining fading destroying withering harm spoliation rot enfeeblement debilitation corruption decrease tumble plunge dive regression recession crash sinking dip nosedive relapse downswing drop-off diminution loss falloff comedown abatement depletion shrinkage diminishment backsliding return downslide skid decrement retreat atrophy falling off dent depression destruction ruination defeat dwindling demise lowering down flameout throwback undoing end step down falling falling apart slipping decadency plummet reversion retrogradation recidivism downtrend falling away wane overthrow cut nose dive malfunction miscarriage foundering downward spiral death diminishing halt cessation disruption interruption vanquishing disorganization rupture seizure termination folding flop stoppage nonsuccess disorganisation nonachievement bankruptcy shutdown fizzle fall-off lack of success downtick impoverishment non-function breaking down downgrading depravation dissolution retroaction reverse demotion dropoff dissipation reversing rotation reversal inversion reverting atavism backslide dereliction tainting breakup cutback recidivation curtailment precipitation sag declivity cadence downcome landslide dropping off let-up disgregation bound entropy anergy fall from grace downhill trend exhaustion entropy deficiency failing devitalization getting worse attenuation enervation immiseration subsiding flagging de-escalation slackening easing falling-off disgrace subsidence petering out fading away unseating sweep withdrawal dying down refluence reflux backflow retroflux dying away dying out conquest annihilation toppling ousting Waterloo deposition elimination comeuppance nemesis labefaction bane debacle doom low water low tide outward flow rack and ruin road to ruin loss of power loss of status loss of prosperity

Noun

The act, process or result of causing significant damage to something
destruction devastation ruin elimination ruination wreckage abolition demolition dismantling downfall defacing demolishment end extirpation shattering smashing crushing disintegrating leveling levelling ravaging razing spoliation undoing wrecking blighting damage death desolation disfigurement felling impairment marring overthrow scarring wasting wipeout abolishing blasting bombing crashing dissolving dynamiting extinguishing harm havoc injury invalidating invalidation torpedoing violation zapping blowing up breaking up knocking down pulling down rooting out tearing down laying waste razing to the ground defacement disfiguration mutilation uglification vandalizing damaging blemish vandalising annihilation extinction extermination obliteration decimation wastage loss mincemeat eradication liquidation slaughter wiping out termination dissolution massacre carnage demise wreck expiration doom passing quietus expiry decease extinguishment catastrophe curtains passage grave disaster exit fate murder slaying assassinating subjugation rack and ruin collapse great divide finish subversion subverting excision depredation sacking disrupting sleep ravages killing calamity bane disintegration flattening bulldozing wrack perdition dispatch explosion clearance nullification erasure utter destruction. kiss of death terrible fate grim fate retribution sentence dying out oblivion disappearance vanishing rape depredations obsolescence total destruction isolation bleakness wildness no life solitude barrenness loneliness waste end of life despoliation solitariness bareness thing of the past ravagement despoiling dilapidation cataclysm vandalism plunder grimness sterility starkness aridity dismalness acts of destruction cessation ending remoteness forlornness desolateness butchery butchering massacring slaughtering overwhelming destitution rack finishing off putting to sleep rubbing out killing off snuffing out taking out putting down dereliction emptiness blue ruin complete distruction dying croaking passing on snuffing passing away decline Waterloo

Adjective

Kind or lenient, often to excess
soft lenient tolerant forgiving indulgent compassionate overindulgent clement liberal permissive lax charitable benign benignant condoning easy easygoing gentle kind merciful light mild mollycoddling obliging pampering softhearted pardoning sympathetic tender generous forbearing gracious undemanding allowing complaisant compliant excusing permitting yielding easy-going tender-hearted weak boneless soft-hearted spineless moderate humoring temperate humouring accommodating sparing acquiescent cooperative flexible pliant magnanimous docile agreeable benevolent kindly humane pitying kind-hearted deceivable letting amiable loving favoring soft-shell emollient good-natured assuaging assuasive dupable gullible biddable submissive tractable susceptible deludable amenable unoppressive trusting unburdensome fleeceable unsuspicious naive favouring live with being big going easy on understanding considerate patient beneficent caring warm broad-minded friendly tenderhearted kindhearted humanitarian warmhearted open-minded mellow thoughtful good-hearted genial affable neighbourly warm-hearted good-humored neighborly good-humoured pleasant cordial all heart calm helpful long-suffering unprejudiced unselfish free progressive amicable decent congenial big-hearted cheerful accepting altruistic sentimental latitudinarian sensitive unbigoted hospitable unbiased sociable serene free and easy big good good-tempered receptive responsive empathetic approachable stoical uncomplaining libertarian resigned catholic stoic placid even-tempered loose well-disposed feeling advanced chivalrous high-minded radical quiet affectionate broad giving selfless deferential philanthropic reasonable polite nice bighearted longanimous fatherly supportive nonjudgmental favorable motherly pleasing favourable sweet large-hearted well meaning bleeding-heart well disposed bland noble unflappable relaxed untroubled enlightened modest restrained gallant courteous empathic unorthodox unconventional bountiful peaceful approving munificent cool unstinting human great-hearted left rational avant-garde intelligent interested receiving breezy convivial peaceable open-handed happy bounteous companionable chummy gregarious lovable easy-oasy meek bleeding heart laid-back goodhearted maternal likeable tranquil laissez-faire matey clubby likable happy-go-lucky easy to get along with sweet-tempered buddy-buddy imperturbable unexcitable carefree unruffled hands-off equable casual nonchalant insouciant unconcerned fond unhurried accommodative doting solicitous humble unassuming commiserative soothing ruthful willing composed balmy ungrudging delicate concerned comforting enduring self-controlled self-restrained shy demure outgoing sympathizing condoling princely nonabrasive reverent retiring commiserating fatherlike pally comradely cheery greathearted self-possessed regular passive sympathising lamblike openhanded knightly lavish delightful engaging civil buoyant smiling extroverted extrovert heart in right place respectful subdued angelic unoffensive public-spirited loving and giving reformist brotherly company-loving humanistic hail-fellow-well-met with the patience of Job general smooth well-mannered open liberalistic non-restrictive soft-boiled placable unprescriptive unrestricted live-and-let-live tolerating generous to a fault willing to forgive pitiful touchy-feely eager to help eager to please liberal-minded mushy emotional heroic courageous fair perceptive comprehending appreciative reassuring cosseting gratifying softie marshmallow eleemosynary soft touch propitious dutiful regardful well intentioned openhearted wholesome benefic tactful attentive philanthropical freehanded courtly valiant conciliatory assenting willing to please favourably disposed soft-shelled overpermissive low-pressure devil-may-care handsome unpretentious living with conformable brave lowly going easy with free-handed well-meaning persistent persevering philosophical sophisticated wide consoling encouraging restful softened halcyon deliberate slow muted zephyr-like feeble civilized equanimous untiring mild-tempered inexcitable fearless honourable intrepid honorable stout-hearted bold dauntless going along with piteous obedient impartial nonconventional nonorthodox right-on non-partisan nontraditional having heart in right place accessible righteous impassive philosophic fortitudinous elevated high lordly sublime natural lofty great self-sacrificing easy on easy with able to live with poised offhand outgiving indolent uncritical collected complacent lazy hang-loose informal uninhibited civilised worthy soft-touch upright down-to-earth diffident timid self-effacing noble-minded valorous old softie charming winsome laid back noninterventionist open-hearted unobtrusive unambitious do-good couthy conversable personable winning Santa Claus mild-mannered well-intentioned politically correct cozy swell clubbable copacetic urbane forthcoming bonhomous unctuous stately suave has heart in right place pabulum Milquetoast manageable nothing orderly wishy-washy zero cowed plain fearful easy to get on with downright neighborly palsy-walsy cosy soft-spoken moral non-confrontational pacific sisterly dovelike dove-like harmless paternal unworried blithe chilled easy-peasy controlled nonirritant mollifying calmative clear nonirritating sober steady together unfazed even judicious abstinent measured disciplined reserved balanced considered careful conservative compromising cautious not excessive not given to excesses

Adjective

Impatient, or having a great desire or enthusiasm for something
itching eager keen longing raring impatient avid agog dying burning inquisitive aquiver atremble mad keen spoiling for enthusiastic hungry desirous excited anxious yearning thirsty pumped voracious solicitous crazy juiced ardent enthused antsy stoked hopped-up hot wild athirst geeked gung ho hepped up nuts greedy zealous aching craving hankering intent ready gagging raring to go willing fervent champing at the bit passionate great appetent pining keen as mustard ambitious determined desiring wishing ready and willing wholehearted interested hot to trot vehement intent on thirsting as keen as mustard chomping at the bit fervid exuberant vivacious desirous of exhilarated ebullient animated committed lively sprightly dedicated spirited devoted thrilled pleased motivated energetic animate fanatical titillated driven high-spirited keyed up psyched hoping desperate earnest restless game itchy bursting breathless straining at the leash wishful inclined rarin' to go dying to in a hurry bright-eyed and bushy-tailed waiting with bated breath in want of hankering after striving expectant impetuous restored refreshed revitalized lusting hopeful edgy revitalised amenable prepared ripe heated restive disposed lacking wanting set on bent on on pins and needles on tenterhooks self-starting on the edge of one's seat chafing straining psyched up full of enthusiasm bone-dry cottonmouthed sapless juiceless warm vigorous up urgently requiring hearty blazing feverish set chafing at the bit partial to crazy for itching for wild for consumed with desire dying for dry as dust fain rabid obsessed minded fiery dynamic in urgent need crying out in great need of up for it fascinated passional zestful up for in the mood on for of a mind favourably inclined pysched up covetous rhapsodic aflame nutty wacky perfervid forceful tantalized industrious concerned afire unqualified intense active diligent assiduous conscientious gaga turnt gone on tantalised full of beans red-hot bugged zesty warmblooded insatiable inflamed aroused predatious ravenous gluttonous edacious hoggish rapacious ravening piggish unsatisfied hungered intemperate swinish esurient unfilled insatiate with an appetite covetous of lusting after with a yen in need of inspired moved fired up delighted stirred acquisitive stimulated awakened beside oneself worked up elated unquenchable electrified unappeasable prodigious engaged glad charged high happy uncontrollable aspiring lustful hung up wolfish piggy gutsy gannet-like grasping pumped up juiced up geared up cranked up on fire in suspense approving touched atingle aspirant wannabe would-be curious enthralled diehard aggressive proactive bullish banzai for ok with sympathetic habitual longful daydreaming take-charge can-do extremely enthusiastic all agog all a-gog impassioned mad potty supportive quenchless longing for hoping for unreluctant daft dotty enamoured of nutso hot for smitten with infatuated with devoted to keen on anxious for yearning for eager for ambitious for unslakable inextinguishable inappeasable in love with enamored of very keen on hooked on ready for willing for avid for importunate clamorous insistent crying pressing urgent unsatisfiable exigent limitless demanding joyful buoyant joyous jovial aspiring towards prehensile amorous keen for hopeful for envious never satisfied encouraged excitable enlivened euphoric enraptured ecstatic overjoyed in favour in favor thirsty for craving for greedy for ravening for wishing for hungry for jolly roused exultant uncontrolled giddy piqued peppy elevated tickled tickled pink sparky on cloud nine intoxicated unable to be satisfied turned on aspiring to omnivorous compulsive blissful jubilant tumultuous alive anticipatory devouring waiting expecting cock-a-hoop starving empty starved gorging dog-hungry gross sating awaiting anticipant anticipating agape watchful apprehensive very hungry starved to death on edge with bated breath alert looking for anticipative vigilant waiting on

Adjective

Blocking or delaying
blocking delaying stalling hindering filibustering obstructive difficult contrary disobliging uncooperative unaccommodating awkward unhelpful restrictive inhibiting bolshie bloody-minded unconstructive thrawn balky perverse contrarious froward frustrating disruptive making difficulties obstreperous unreasonable stubborn cussed obstinate troublesome tiresome recalcitrant stroppy refractory pigheaded vexatious inflexible intractable obdurate wilful annoying truculent headstrong unyielding bull-headed cantankerous contumacious negative disobedient mulish unamenable hostile unbending antagonistic unfriendly adverse uncompromising renitent pervicacious irritable trying ill-natured unsupportive wayward capricious exasperating self-willed opinionated intransigent unsympathetic stiff-necked inimical immovable disagreeable argumentative quarrelsome crabby untoward cross-grained unpredictable prickly rude touchy critical chippy unmanageable ornery hard to handle not helpful irrational peevish morose biased illogical shrewish blinkered arbitrary prejudiced intolerant strong-willed determined grumpy ill-tempered sullen sulky not giving an inch confrontational belligerent self-centered bad-tempered narky ratty shirty choleric prejudicial vexing pesky scrappy unobliging unfavorable complex bulky incommodious cramped discommodious uncivil discourteous opposed unpleasant unfavourable unamiable uncongenial difficult to handle discouraging vicious disadvantageous unwilling impeding counter piggish self-centred inconsiderate unresponsive unadaptable anti undermining invalidating rock-ribbed disparaging derogatory discrediting harsh sticky corrosive offensive caustic abrasive destructive willful ungovernable defiant unruly rebel recusant insubordinate incompliant rebellious restive grumbly hardheaded hypercritical overbearing importunate strong-minded pitiless strict picky single-minded dissatisfied querulous bearish set in one's ways boorish unrelenting rigid hard-line stiff finical huffy hard-nosed vexed testy invidious steadfast choosy fiendish delicate dogmatic oppressive captious snappy sensitive tough hard to please hard to satisfy temperamental irritating crotchety indomitable fussy unflinching overcritical uppity wrong-headed inexorable grim impolite uptight opinionative disputatious irascible feisty perfectionist particular resolute fastidious over-particular finicky dictatorial fractious disputative sour oafish pertinacious discontented ungracious demanding tyrannical not cooperative contrariant nonconforming dissident discordant arsey nonconformist disagreeing paradoxical antipathetic converse wrongheaded dissentient pig-headed

Antonym of spoiling

spoiling Idiom, Proverb

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