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disservice

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noun dis·ser·vice \(ˌ)di(s)-ˈsər-vəs\

Simple Definition of disservice

  • : something that harms or damages someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disservice

  1. :  ill service :  harm; also :  an unhelpful, unkind, or harmful act <misinformation that does a disservice to readers>

Examples of disservice in a sentence

  1. Her comments were a disservice to those volunteers.

  2. <you do a great disservice to the professionals at the day-care center when you refer to them as babysitters>



1599

First Known Use of disservice

1599


DISSERVICE Defined for Kids

disservice

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noun dis·ser·vice \di-ˈsər-vəs\

Definition of disservice for Students

  1. :  a harmful, unfair, or unjust act <I have done you a disservice by blaming you.>





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