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Job's comforter

[johbz]
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noun
  1. a person who unwittingly or maliciously depresses or discourages someone while attempting to be consoling.

Origin of Job's comforter

First recorded in 1730–40
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British Dictionary definitions for job's comforter

Job's comforter

noun
  1. a person who, while purporting to give sympathy, succeeds only in adding to distress
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