spoilsport


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spoil·sport

 (spoil′spôrt′)
n.
One who mars the pleasure of others.

spoilsport

(ˈspɔɪlˌspɔːt)
n
informal a person who spoils the pleasure of other people by his or her actions or attitudes

spoil•sport

(ˈspɔɪlˌspɔrt, -ˌspoʊrt)

n.
a person whose conduct spoils the pleasure of others, as in a game or social gathering.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoilsport - 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

spoilsport

noun (Informal) killjoy, misery (Brit. informal), wet blanket (informal), damper, dog in the manger, party-pooper (U.S. slang), wowser (Austral. slang) a jealous spoilsport who can't take a joke
Translations
morousrušitel dobré nálady
lyseslukker
ilonpilaaja
kvaritelj veselja
ünneprontó
gleîispillir
人の興をそぐ人
흥을 깨는 사람
kto kazí dobrú náladu
glädjedödare
ผู้รบกวนความสุขของผู้อื่น
người phá đám

spoilsport

[ˈspɔɪlspɔːt] Naguafiestas mf inv

spoilsport

[ˈspɔɪlspɔːrt] ntrouble-fête mf inv, rabat-joie m inv

spoilsport

n (inf)Spielverderber(in) m(f) (inf)

spoilsport

[ˈspɔɪlˌspɔːt] n (fam) → guastafeste m/f inv

spoil

(spoil) past tense, past participles spoiled, ~spoilt (-t) verb
1. to damage or ruin; to make bad or useless. If you touch that drawing you'll spoil it.
2. to give (a child etc) too much of what he wants and possibly make his character, behaviour etc worse by doing so. They spoil that child dreadfully and she's becoming unbearable!
spoils noun plural
profits or rewards. the spoils of war; the spoils of success.
spoilt adjective
He's a very spoilt child!
ˈspoilsport noun
a person who spoils, or refuses to join in, the fun of others.

spoilsport

مَفْسَدُ الْـمُتْعَة morous lyseslukker Spielverderber μουρτζούφλης aguafiestas ilonpilaaja rabat-joie kvaritelj veselja guastafeste 人の興をそぐ人 흥을 깨는 사람 spelbreker gledesdreper osoba psująca zabawę desmancha-prazeres тот, кто портит удовольствие другим glädjedödare ผู้รบกวนความสุขของผู้อื่น oyunbozan người phá đám 扫兴的人
References in classic literature ?
Please--please--I know I am a sad spoilsport, but it would make me wretched.
6 ( ANI ): The finals of the ICC World T20 between India and Sri Lanka is likely to be delayed as steady downpour is threatening to play spoilsport at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.
Rains played spoilsport at Durga Puja festivities as several pandals were flooded.
No one wants to be a spoilsport but there is a difference between a bit of harmless fun and antics that endanger other people.
Besides the chilly winds, dense fog in morning and evening hours has been playing a spoilsport leading to delay or cancellation of flights, both domestic and international, and trains.
That know-it-all spoilsport Wikipedia claims this derivation may be open to question but I say Rams fans getting ready for today's clash with Nottingham Forest ought to be able to feel proud that theirs is, in every sense, the original derby.
Paramilitary personnel including CRPF, ITBP, state police were deployed in and around this city to keep check on anti-social elements and to tighten noose against miscreants playing the spoilsport.
Keith Hardy, play and urban games manager, said: "The game of conkers has attracted a spoilsport image over recent years so we hope these games will dispel that a little.
Though rain played spoilsport, Ahmad proved his credentials.
I refused to sign the release, spoilsport that I am.
I fully expected to wind up in the role of spoilsport, but fortunately, truth is sometimes more interesting than fiction.
I am not a spoilsport, but cannotunderstand why I should support other people who participate in expensive leisure pastimes.