Definition of Job's comforter in English:

Job's comforter

Pronunciation /ˌjōbz ˈkəmfərtər/ /ˌdʒoʊbz ˈkəmfərdər/


  • A person who aggravates distress under the guise of giving comfort.

    ‘Examples of briers in scripture are Job's comforters and Peter.’
    ‘Do we not need to roundly condemn Job's comforters for offering theology instead of solace at their friend's time of sorrow?’
    defeatist, fatalist, alarmist, prophet of doom, cynic, doomsayer, doomster, gloom-monger, doom-monger, doomwatcher, Cassandra


Mid 18th century alluding to the biblical story (Job 16:2) of the patriarch Job.


Job's comforter

/ˌjōbz ˈkəmfərtər/ /ˌdʒoʊbz ˈkəmfərdər/