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Job's comforter

Someone who makes a person feel worse about a situation when trying to offer sympathy. A reference to the Biblical story of Job, who showed great faith amid difficult circumstances. Larry is a real Job's comforter. I know he was just trying to offer comforting words, but he made Maggie feel worse about her financial situation.
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a Job's comforter

someone who tries to make you feel happier but makes you feel worse instead
Usage notes: Job was a character in the Bible who had a lot of bad things happen to him.
She's a real Job's comforter. She keeps telling me I'm going to die soon anyway so I shouldn't worry about anything.
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