disservice


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Related to disservice: inane, indubitably, rambunctious, peculiar

dis·ser·vice

 (dĭs-sûr′vĭs)
n.
A harmful action, especially one undertaken unknowingly or with good intentions.

disservice

(dɪsˈsɜːvɪs)
n
an ill turn; wrong; injury, esp when trying to help
disˈserviceable adj

dis•serv•ice

(dɪsˈsɜr vɪs)

n.
harmful or injurious service; an ill turn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disservice - an act intended to help that turns out badly; "he did them a disservice"
injury - an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"

disservice

noun wrong, injury, harm, injustice, disfavour, unkindness, bad turn, ill turn You could do yourself a grave disservice.
service, courtesy, kindness, indulgence, good turn, obligement (Scot. or archaic)

disservice

noun
An act that is not just:
Law: injury.
Translations
ضَرَر، أذى
špatná služba
bjørnetjeneste
rossz szolgálat
ógagn
meškos paslaugapakenkimas
slikts/lāča pakalpojums
zlá služba
zararlı davranış

disservice

[ˈdɪsˈsɜːvɪs] Nperjuicio m
to do sb a disserviceperjudicar a algn

disservice

[ˌdɪsˈsɜːrvɪs] n
to do sb a disservice → rendre un mauvais service à qn, desservir qn
to do sth a disservice → faire du tort à qch

disservice

n to do oneself/somebody a disservicesich/jdm einen schlechten Dienst erweisen

disservice

[ˈdɪsˈsɜːvɪs] n to do sb a disservicerendere un cattivo servizio a qn

disservice

(disˈsəːvis) noun
an action which is not helpful.
References in classic literature ?
Blank-blank-blank him," said Sir Madok, "an I do not stove-polish him an I may find him, leave it to me; for never no knight that hight Ossaise or aught else may do me this disservice and bide on live, an I may find him, the which I have thereunto sworn a great oath this day.
She was afraid she had done her nothing but disservice.
Believe me, my dear Miss Elizabeth, that your modesty, so far from doing you any disservice, rather adds to your other perfections.
Miss Crawford's beauty did her no disservice with the Miss Bertrams.
Only, look here: shall you not be doing the General a great disservice, as well as, through him, a great disservice to yourself?
But if we consider this matter in another point of view, it will appear to require great caution; for when the advantage proposed is trifling, as the accustoming the people easily to abolish their laws is of bad consequence, it is evidently better to pass over some faults which either the legislator or the magistrates may have committed; for the alterations will not be of so much service as a habit of disobeying the magistrates will be of disservice.
Of all the people who profess that they know how to do men good, do you mean to say that these are the only ones who not only do them no good, but positively corrupt those who are entrusted to them, and in return for this disservice have the face to demand money?
This indeed did him some disservice with your humble servant; but I soon saw through it, especially as in her absence he behaved to me, as I have said, in a different manner.
He was a chauffeur as ugly as sin--not that this did him disservice with Charles, who thought charm in a man rather rot, and had soon got rid of the little Italian beast with whom they had started.
At a time when public art is rightly coming under increased scrutiny, hopefully putting an end to the mutual disservice that is dealt by the assumption that 'art' can be bought in to improve 'architecture', with this initiative the boundaries between the arts were virtually indistinguishable.
Not to mention that allowing Wal-Mart to have such a cheap-looking shot really does Wal-Mart Inc a disservice by wasting their money on an ineffective ad that got a laugh and a quick removal (along with Anti-Hero's Peter Hewitt in a giant full pipe).
For all of his rhetoric on economic stimulus and growth, this veto is a disservice to our business community.