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disservice

noun dis·ser·vice \(ˌ)di(s)-ˈsər-vəs\

: something that harms or damages someone or something

Full Definition of DISSERVICE

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

  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>

First Known Use of DISSERVICE

1599
DISSERVICE Defined for Kids

disservice

noun dis·ser·vice \di-ˈsər-vəs\

Definition of DISSERVICE for Kids

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

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