Kill-joy
Kill-joy Kill"-joy`, n. One who causes gloom or grief; a dispiriting person; a spoilsport. --W. Black. [1913 Webster]

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  • kill-joy — kill′ joy or kill′joy n. a person who spoils the joy or pleasure of others; spoilsport • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • kill|joy — «KIHL JOY», noun, adjective. –n. a person who spoils other people s fun. –adj. that destroys joy or pleasure: »killjoy admonitions …   Useful english dictionary

  • kill-joy — • wet blanket • kill joy person who discourages others from having fun He is a wet blanket so we never invite him to any parties. (from Idioms in Speech) a person who damps enthusiasm or checks ardour …   Idioms and examples

  • kill-joy — /kil joy /, n. a person who spoils the joy or pleasure of others; spoilsport. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • kill-joy — /kil joy /, n. a person who spoils the joy or pleasure of others; spoilsport. [1770 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • kill joy — person that spoils other people s enjoyment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kill-joy — n spoilsport, damper, Sl. partypooper, wet blanket, grouch, Inf. sourpuss, malcontent; cynic, pessimist, gloom and doomer, Inf. gloomy Gus, Sl. crapehanger; nihilist, negativist, defeatist; worrywart, prophet of doom, Cassandra; scowler, sneerer …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • kill·joy — /ˈkılˌʤoı/ noun, pl joys [count] disapproving : a person who spoils other people s fun or enjoyment I don t want to sound like a killjoy, but shouldn t we study tonight? …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Joy Division — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Joy Division (homonymie). Surnom Stiff Kittens Warsaw Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

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