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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.
But chippy fans said they are just being spoilsports.
COUNCIL chiefs were branded spoilsports yesterday after banning residents from toasting William and Kate.
Spoilsports will point out that anti-discard sentiments weren't exactly invented by Mr F-W (there is even talk in some quarters of bandwagon-jumping), but there is no doubt that it was his Channel 4 programme that brought the scandal of perfectly good fish being thrown back into the sea to the attention of the wider public.
His Mike Bassett: England Manager-style approach created a YouTube hit but the Heineken Cup spoilsports have warned him not to risk a repeat tonight, as those discussing the game have an obligation to take it seriously.
Hope the council spoilsports don't feel too bruised by their defeat, poor loves.
COUNCIL chiefs were yesterday branded spoilsports after clamping down on 'Happy Birthday' banners and other signs which the public put up without permission.
Some local authority spoilsports had wanted the count to start the next day when all their workers were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed - but where's the fun in that?
Sir - Are the planning department spoilsports or do they just not like jazz?
A council spokesman said: 'We are not being spoilsports, but we have to protect the heritage of the city
Although noise pollution spoilsports vetoed the ritual at Lord's, William Blake's stirring hymn will be belting out at Edgbaston.
AGENTS of soccer star Wayne Rooney have been branded spoilsports for halting sales of unofficial England T-shirts.