killjoy


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kill·joy

 (kĭl′joi′)
n.
One who spoils the enthusiasm or fun of others.

killjoy

(ˈkɪlˌdʒɔɪ)
n
a person who spoils other people's pleasure
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.killjoy - someone who spoils the pleasure of others
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
fuss-budget, fusspot, worrier, worrywart - thinks about unfortunate things that might happen

killjoy

noun spoilsport, dampener, damper, wet blanket (informal) Don't be such a killjoy!
Translations

killjoy

[ˈkɪldʒɔɪ] Naguafiestas mf inv

killjoy

[ˈkɪldʒɔɪ] nrabat-joie m inv
Don't be such a killjoy! → Ne sois pas si rabat-joie!

killjoy

nSpielverderber(in) m(f), → Miesmacher(in) m(f)

killjoy

[ˈkilˌdʒɔɪ] nguastafeste m/f
References in classic literature ?
As to Christian or unchristian, I repudiate your canting palavering Christianity; and as to the way in which I spend my income, it is not my principle to maintain thieves and cheat offspring of their due inheritance in order to support religion and set myself up as a saintly Killjoy.
Dutch is a gorgeous, complicated and deadly Killjoy at the top of her game.
I received an email this week from some killjoy warning me of the calorific evils of Easter.
North West minister Phil Woolas said: "These are not killjoy measures.
These killjoy bosses have clearly gone over to the dark side.
But there were yet darker clouds on the horizon with the announcement from those killjoy tennis chiefs at the All England Club that there were to be no skimpy outfits on the courts this year.
The most popular persona so far seems to be Killjoy Kerry, as depicted in jokes about his long face and dour demeanor.
Becoming a rock makes you a killjoy from the dog's point of view.
Unfortunate indeed the AA speaker whose lecture, one gathers, exhibited a killjoy and complacent anti-Americanism; for Rowe then delivered, by previous invitation, the elaborately contemptuous vote of thanks reprinted here.
On the subject of not being a killjoy, however, more and more studies are coming out emphatically pointing to alcohol being good for the heart, helping to prevent the blood clotting and thereby cutting the risk of heart attacks.
THE poor JLS lads have had a boobs ban slapped on them by killjoy management.