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Job's comforter

[ johbz ]
/ dʒoʊbz /
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noun

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

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Origin of Job's comforter

First recorded in 1730–40
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Job's comforter

noun

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