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Definition of "spoilsport" []

  • One who mars the pleasure of others. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spoilsport" in a sentence
  • "It was to 'spoil the fun' for the last time as Gandhi failed to play 'spoilsport' ever again and the tournament continued until before partition."
  • "The rush of private equity PE funds to purchase a slice of power producing companies has slowed down, despite a fall in asset value, as fuel linkage and tariff issues play spoilsport."
  • "Rorty may very well be right, but reading him is as pedestrian as his ideology, like a spoilsport picking a pin in a balloon rather than building something."
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