disserve

[dis-surv]

verb (used with object), dis·served, dis·serv·ing.

to be a disservice to; serve harmfully or injuriously.

Nearby words

  1. dissentious,
  2. dissepiment,
  3. dissert,
  4. dissertate,
  5. dissertation,
  6. disservice,
  7. dissever,
  8. dissidence,
  9. dissident,
  10. dissidently

Origin of disserve

First recorded in 1610–20; dis-1 + serve

Related formsself-dis·serv·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disserve

disserve

verb

(tr) archaic to do a disservice to
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