Job's comforter

[ johbz ]

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

Origin of Job's comforter

1
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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