jobs comforter

Job's comforter

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

1730–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Job's comforter
a person who, while purporting to give sympathy, succeeds only in adding to distress

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