wet blanket


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wet blanket

n. Informal
One that discourages enjoyment or enthusiasm.

wet blanket

n
informal a person whose low spirits or lack of enthusiasm have a depressing effect on others

wet′ blan′ket


n.
a person or thing that dampens or discourages one's enthusiasm or enjoyment.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wet blanket - 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
Translations
رَفيق مُثير للكآبَه
suchar
lyseslukker
savanyú alak
leiîindaskjóîa
neşe kaçıran arkadaşoyunbozan

wet blanket

n (fig) → guastafeste m/f inv
what a wet blanket you are! (fam) → che pesante che sei!

wet

(wet) adjective
1. containing, soaked in, or covered with, water or another liquid. We got soaking wet when it began to rain; His shirt was wet through with sweat; wet hair; The car skidded on the wet road.
2. rainy. a wet day; wet weather; It was wet yesterday.
verbpresent tense ˈwetting: past tense, past participles wet, ~ˈwetted
to make wet. She wet her hair and put shampoo on it; The baby has wet himself / his nappy / the bed.
noun
1. moisture. a patch of wet.
2. rain. Don't go out in the wet.
ˈwetness noun
wet blanket
a depressing companion.
ˈwet-nurse noun
a woman employed to breast-feed someone else's baby.
ˈwetsuit noun
a rubber suit for wearing in cold conditions when diving etc.
wet through
soaked to the skin.
References in classic literature ?
Somehow, a canopy of wet blanket seems to descend upon the company, and Lady Tippins was never known to turn so very greedy or so very cross.
Its head was covered by the wet blanket and it was NOT SNORING ANY LONGER.
How the Circumlocution Office, in course of time, took up the business as if it were a bran new thing of yesterday, which had never been heard of before; muddled the business, addled the business, tossed the business in a wet blanket.
It was what Jotham called a sour morning for work, and the horses, shivering and stamping under their wet blankets, seemed to like it as little as the men.
The speeches, judging from the little I could hear of them, were certainly adapted to the occasion, as having that degree of relationship to cold water which wet blankets may claim: but the main thing was the conduct and appearance of the audience throughout the day; and that was admirable and full of promise.
is throwing a wet blanket on our will to improve inter-Korean relations and pursue independent reunification," said Uriminzokkiri, the regime's state-controlled website.
We will make every effort to improve inter-Korean relations in future, too, but never sit idle with regard to sinister act of throwing a wet blanket over our efforts.
A North Korean Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Saturday described the new US sanctions as "a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation and to aggravate the situation," according to the country's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Writing about risk management naturally leads to an issue you probably know well: It is easy to come off as the wet blanket, always thinking--and talking--about the risks in everything.
No longer will they work against the American people by introducing unnecessary, job-killing regulations that do nothing to achieve cleaner air or water, but simply act as a wet blanket on our economy.
But if you fail to show interest in your boss' new discovery, you'll be forever branded as a wet blanket - and marketing has no place for wet blankets.
Amid this joy and new life comes the wet blanket, the crab mentality that pulls down not just Zacchaeus, but more so Christ: 'He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.