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A person who throws gloom over social enjoyment.‘I hate to be a party pooper, but I've got to catch the last train’
shrew, curmudgeon, discontent, complainer, grumbler, moaner, fault-finder, carperView synonyms
- ‘The wine flowed and the strawberry meringues went down a treat on Captain's Day at Kendal, but there was a party-pooper in the midst.’
- ‘He's one of the best American singer/songwriters to come along in a while and can easily take up residency alongside the aforementioned party-poopers.’
- ‘Call me a party-pooper, but what evidence do these guys have that this is more viable?’
- ‘But at the same time, I don't want to be a party-pooper.’
- ‘Call me a party-pooper - and I'll take it as a compliment, not an insult, thank you very much - but in my book today is by quite a long way the worst day of the year.’
- ‘I'm sure the New York Times will hog him all night, the party-poopers.’
- ‘Yet these party-poopers are not the only ones eating.’
- ‘Of course some party-poopers are saying this is a stupid, bad, wasteful idea.’
- ‘Call me old-fashioned - even a party-pooper - but one has an intuition that the headline ‘Scottish Socialists boycott ink-jet cartridges’ is not the harbinger of world revolution.’
- ‘Without wanting to sound like a party-pooper, I must admit that 10 years of democracy is starting to lose its appeal.’
- ‘He denied the police were being party-poopers.’
- ‘Well, I hate to be a party-pooper, but the Archer affair is a condemnation of an entire generation of British politicians.’
- ‘Will the neighbours be party-poopers and pull the plug at 10 pm?’
- ‘Designated drivers, kids and those who simply choose not to drink alcohol don't want to feel like a party-pooper or stand out at their table.’
- ‘Just add some vodka and have a party, (definitely not submitted by a party-pooper!)’
- ‘He has the stony face of a seasoned party-pooper.’
- ‘Sorry to be a party-pooper in this carnival of corruption.’
- ‘Between insulting relatives who don't care about their waistlines and being a party-pooper around co-workers at company parties, it's hard to say no without being ousted!’
- ‘‘Man, Ty, you've become a real party-pooper since you changed rooms,’ said Colton.’
- ‘‘I don't want to be a party-pooper, but at the same time, I can't go for this,’ Clark added.’
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