Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spoiler

5 senses of spoiler

Sense 1
spoiler -- (a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning)
       => campaigner, candidate, nominee -- (a politician who is running for public office)

Sense 2
plunderer, pillager, looter, spoiler, despoiler, raider, freebooter -- (someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war))
       => thief, stealer -- (a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it)

Sense 3
pamperer, spoiler, coddler, mollycoddler -- (someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 4
spoiler -- (an airfoil mounted on the rear of a car to reduce lift at high speeds)
       => airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surface -- (a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight)

Sense 5
spoiler -- (a hinged airfoil on the upper surface of an aircraft wing that is raised to reduce lift and increase drag)
       => airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surface -- (a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight)

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