disservice


dis·ser·vice

noun \(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>

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

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