without (the) benefit of

Definition of without (the) benefit of

  1. :  without the help of (something or someone) The band had to perform without benefit of a rehearsal. He was able to learn a great deal without the benefit of formal schooling.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an act of kindness :  benefaction

    :  something that produces good or helpful results or effects or that promotes well-being :  advantage

    :  useful aid :  help

  1. :  to be useful or profitable to

    :  to receive help or an advantage :  to receive benefit

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to criticize severely

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