Rupert Friend plays Chéri like the walking hangover of a spoiled childhood.
Salbi, being a spoiled little girl used to be the only daughter in the house, didn't like her at first.
Both you and CBS are acted [sic] like spoiled children and we, the consumers, are being held hostage.
They have putrid California grapes for eyes, puffed-out cheeks of spoiled plums, sweltered eggplant lips.
Considered as historical snapshots of our recently departed Gilded Age, spoiled is incisive and unsparing.
You made me believe you loved my Christopher, too; and now you have spoiled all.
"But I can't see——" Aggie began to argue with the petulance of a spoiled child.
I was just getting started when you came in and spoiled the job.
The third act is "spoiled, by the characteristic Shakespearean language."
I am a spoiled woman who for five years has had her own way.
c.1300, from Old French espoillier "to strip, plunder," from Latin spoliare "to strip of clothing, rob," from spolium "armor stripped from an enemy, booty;" originally "skin stripped from a killed animal," from PIE *spol-yo-, perhaps from root *spel- "to split, to break off" (cf. Greek aspalon "skin, hide," spolas "flayed skin;" Lithuanian spaliai "shives of flax;" Old Church Slavonic rasplatiti "to cleave, split;" Middle Low German spalden, Old High German spaltan "to split;" Sanskrit sphatayati "splits").
Sense of "to damage so as to render useless" is from 1560s; that of "to over-indulge" (a child, etc.) is from 1640s (implied in spoiled). Intransitive sense of "to go bad" is from 1690s. To be spoiling for (a fight, etc.) is from 1865, from notion that one will "spoil" if he doesn't get it. Spoil-sport attested from 1801.
"goods captured in time of war," c.1300; see spoil (v.). Spoils system in U.S. politics attested by 1839, commonly associated with the administration of President Andrew Jackson, on the notion of "to the victor belongs the spoils."
To get a divorce: They split the sheets
[1980s+; fr the division of property after a divorce]