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.
Happily carrying its heavy load through the supply chain before it can be reinvigorated and start the processlast person killjoy but a can be a of bank awaiting again - only to find that its life's work is tragically cut short - for all of the forestry, manufacturing and repairing effort to go up in flames.
The feminist killjoy is "a positive figure, though it may take some unlearning to see her as such.
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?
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.
Dave and I started on the data desk at around the same time, and while he was never into the same paper-ball throwing antics as myself, it never stopped him joining in with the laughter - never a killjoy.
PHIL NEVILLE revealed last night how his Goodison team-mates give him stick for being a killjoy.
These killjoy bosses have clearly gone over to the dark side.
The most popular persona so far seems to be Killjoy Kerry, as depicted in jokes about his long face and dour demeanor.