disservice

noun dis·ser·vice \ (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsər-vəs \

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

  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”

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First Known Use of disservice

1599


DISSERVICE Defined for English Language Learners

disservice

noun

Definition of disservice for English Language Learners

  • : something that harms or damages someone or something


DISSERVICE Defined for Kids

disservice

noun dis·ser·vice \ di-ˈsər-vəs \

Definition of disservice for Students

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


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