Definition of disservice
: ill service : harm; also : an unhelpful, unkind, or harmful act misinformation that does a disservice to readers
Examples of disservice in a Sentence
Her comments were a disservice to those volunteers.
you do a great disservice to the professionals at the day-care center when you refer to them as “babysitters”
Recent Examples of disservice from the Web
What a huge disservice to the 59 innocent lives that were murdered on American Airlines Flight No.
That law was a grave disservice to Muslim women, said Noorjehan Safia Niaz, co-founder of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, one of the Muslim women’s advocacy groups that have filed a brief in the Supreme Court case.
That, in his mind, would be a huge disservice to his fellow soldiers who carried him to safety.
Making general assumptions about what parents are engaging in at home (e.g. media rules, book reading) does a disservice to everyone, especially the child.
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First Known Use of disservice
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Definition of disservice for English Language Learners
: something that harms or damages someone or something
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Definition of disservice for Students
: a harmful, unfair, or unjust act I have done you a disservice by blaming you.
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