disbenefit

noun

dis·​ben·​e·​fit (ˌ)dis-ˈbe-nə-fit How to pronounce disbenefit (audio)
: something disadvantageous or objectionable : drawback

Examples of disbenefit in a Sentence

the question whether allowing the big-box stores in would be a disbenefit to the community
Recent Examples on the Web And there’s this disbenefit of divorcing the working writers from the production and the postproduction process. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disbenefit was in 1968

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“Disbenefit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disbenefit. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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