killjoy


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kill·joy

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

(ˈkɪlˌdʒɔɪ)
n
a person who spoils other people's pleasure
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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
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killjoy

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

killjoy

[ˈkɪldʒɔɪ] Naguafiestas mf inv
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

killjoy

[ˈkɪldʒɔɪ] nrabat-joie m inv
Don't be such a killjoy! → Ne sois pas si rabat-joie!
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

killjoy

nSpielverderber(in) m(f), → Miesmacher(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

killjoy

[ˈkilˌdʒɔɪ] nguastafeste m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. I affect no niceness of conscience--I have not found any nice standards necessary yet to measure your actions by, sir.
Councillor Bob Norton, Redcar and Cleveland Council's cabinet member for economic growth, insists he isn't a "killjoy" but says the problem needs addressing.
Erin Wunker's Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life has entered into this scene.
But killjoy animal rights activists, who wouldn't know the rear end of a blackface from the front end of a cheviot, have succeeded in an online bullying campaign to have the race banned.
I LIKE watching films and I don't think I'm a killjoy, but dear Lord, how many cinemas does Birmingham need?
Steven Moffat, who is the writer on both "Sherlock" and "Doctor Who," has said that he wants to do Doctor meets Sherlock episode but "Sherlock" actors Benedict Cumberbatch [Sherlock] and Martin Freeman [Dr Watson] are acting like "killjoy."
I received an email this week from some killjoy warning me of the calorific evils of Easter.
I don't mean to be a killjoy, but it is hard not to worry.
I for one don't want to watch Premier League football on a Sunday morning but the thugs are playing into the hands of the killjoy cops.
I don't want to sound like a Dickensian killjoy, but no date was given in the Bible for Christ's birth.
One angry worker said: "It is incredible to think that Bernard Matthews can be such a killjoy.
But Hammons, a bit of a killjoy, defeated such expectations.