Job's comforter love

Job's comforter

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who is discouraging or saddening while seemingly offering sympathy or comfort.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who, in trying to offer help or advice, says something that simply adds to the distress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a boil.
  • n. A boil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who depresses and discourages under the appearance or with the purpose of consoling.
  • n. A boil (in allusion to Job ii. 7).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone whose comfort is actually discouraging

Etymologies

After Job1, whose friends pretended to comfort but actually found fault with him.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Bible Job 16.2 where Job's supposed friends offered advice that was not helpful. (Wiktionary)

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