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Definitions for disservice
dɪsˈsɜr vɪsdis·ser·vice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disservice, ill service, ill turnnoun

    an act intended to help that turns out badly

    "he did them a disservice"


  1. disservicenoun

    An ill turn or injury.

  2. Etymology: From dis- + service.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disservicenoun

    Injury; mischief; ill turn.

    Etymology: dis and service.

    We shall rather perform good offices unto truth, than any disservice unto relaters who have well deserved. Brown.

    Great sicknesses make a sensible alteration, but smaller indispositions do a proportionable disservice. Jeremy Collier, on Hu. Reason.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disservicenoun

    injury; mischief

  2. Etymology: [Pref. dis- + service: cf. F. desservice.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disservice in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disservice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of disservice in a Sentence

  1. Becky Calzada:

    I mean there were no Hispanic girls, little House on the Prairie's a disservice to kids and so we work really hard as librarians to make sure that kids have books that they can see themselves in.

  2. Jacinda Ardern:

    I had hoped that I would find what I needed to carry on over that period. But unfortunately, I have n’t, and I would be doing a disservice to New Zealand to continue.

  3. Hilary Duff:

    Was incredibly excited to launch' Instagram Lizzie McGuire' on D + and my passion remains ! However, I feel a huge responsibility to honor the fans' relationship with LIZZIE who, like me, grew up seeing themselves in Instagram Lizzie McGuire, i'd be doing a disservice to everyone by limiting the realities of a 30 year old's journey to live under the ceiling of a PG rating. It's important to me that just as her experiences as a preteen/teenager navigating life were authentic, her next chapters are equally as real and relatable. It would be a dream if Disney would let us move the show to Hulu, if they were interested, and I could bring this beloved character to life again.

  4. Lee Zeldin:

    The judges should have discretion to weigh dangerousness. It's about the victim, but even if you were having a conversation with the strongest advocate of cashless bail, I would challenge them on this point : I would argue that they're doing a disservice to the person who attacked us on stage last night because they rush -- they have to, by law -- they have to rush to get him released.

  5. Joseph Benigno:

    It is time that we embrace the attitude that our silence does an extraordinary disservice to Texas AM. Our silence fosters hate.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. butch
    • B. elusive
    • C. tacky
    • D. soft-witted

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